Interregional differentiation of chum salmon from Sakhalin and South Kurils infered from microsatellite markers

ArticleinRussian Journal of Genetics 44(7):833-840 · June 2008with4 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.45 · DOI: 10.1134/S1022795408070119


    Variability at ten microsatellite loci was examined in wild and hatchery populations of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta Walbaum) from the Sakhalin Island and Southern Kuril Islands, Iturup and Kunashir. Substantial genetic differences between
    Sakhalin and South Kurils chum salmon (the differentiation reached 6.0%) were revealed. Statistically significant differences
    between chum salmon from Iturup and those from Kunashir were demonstrated, as well as between the chum salmon populations
    from different rivers within the islands. It was shown that in different types of population comparisons, different marker
    sets were most informative.