Rev. biol. mar. oceanogr. 46(3): 491-494
Nota Científica


SSRs in Octopus mimus: development and

characterization of nine microsatellite loci

Ricardo Galleguillos1, Cristian B. Canales-Aguirre1,
Sandra Ferrada1 & Andrea Barrera1

1Laboratorio de Laboratorio de Genética y Acuicultura, Departamento de Oceanografía, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción, Chile


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Nine microsatellite loci were developed for Octopus mimus, a cephalopod of commercial importance for artisanal fishermen. Genetic variation at these loci was examined in samples from Clavelito, a Benthic Resources Management Area (AMERB, in Spanish). All nine loci were highly polymorphic, with the number of alleles per locus ranging from 4 to 28 and the expected heterozygosity ranging from 0.651 to 0.946. These markers will be useful to address issues of population genetics, ecology, conservation and fisheries management related to that species. 


Key words: Population genetics, AMERBs, cephalopod