[Coral-List] Porites astreoides microsatellites

OA - JArcher jarcher at oceanadventure.com.ph
Sun Jan 11 23:51:31 EST 2004

Where can one find out about coral genetic work and its application, or
potential use, as a marine protected area management tool?

Is there someone I can 'talk' to about this? Or perhaps some literature
somewhere. Unfortunately working in the Philppines imposes some limitations
on how much good literature I can get a hold of!

Thanking you all in adavnce!

Jeff Archer

Director of Aquatics and Marine Operations
Ocean Adventure
Camayan Wharf
West Ilanin Forest Area
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Zambales 2222

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <tlsnell at buffalo.edu>
To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 2:33 AM
Subject: [Coral-List] Porites astreoides microsatellites

Dear colleagues,
I have isolated three variable microsatellite loci from Porites
astreoides in an effort to study the population structure of this
species.  Unfortunately, with only three loci (with little genetic
diversity relative to other coral species), there is not adequate
information to complete the analyses in an appropriate manner.

I am interested in others that have been or are currently looking
into developing microsatellites for this species and would like to
collaborate through exchange of P. astreoides-specific
microsatellite primers.  Since more than 50% of the candidate
microsatellite loci isolated from adult P. astreoides tissue were
zooxanthellae-specific in my experience, I would also be willing to
test potential P. astreoides microsatellites against a variety of
cultured zooxanthellae I have available to me, in order to ensure

Thanks for your time,

Tonya (Snell) Shearer

tlsnell at buffalo.edu
Department of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY  14260
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