African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12485

Table of Content: 6 January, 2016; 15(1)

January 2016

Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from transcriptome sequence of Ruditapes philippinarum

In this study, 38 novel polymorphic microsatellite markers derived from transcriptome sequence of Ruditapes philippinarum were reported. The polymorphisms of these markers were detected in a natural population of R. philippinarum. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 10 with an average of 4.8. The observed and expected heterozygosity per locus ranged from 0.000 to 0.939 and 0.086 to 0.832, with an average of...

Author(s): Jia Li, Hongtao Nie, Depeng Zhu, Yanjie Qin, Zhongming Huo and Xiwu Yan,

January 2016

Simple sequence repeats (SSR) and interspersed sequence repeats (ISSR) markers for genetic diversity analysis among selected genotypes of Gossypium arboreum race ‘bengalense’

Genetic diversity among 65 selected genotypes of Gossypium arboreum race bengalense was explored using 62 simple sequence repeats (SSR) and 73 interspersed sequence repeats (ISSR) markers. The SSR primers produced a total of 170 alleles (all polymorphic), while ISSRs yielded 281 bands of which only 94.3% were polymorphic. Utility of various markers were evaluated by calculating different parameters like polymorphic...

Author(s): Khushboo Sethi, Priyanka Siwach and Surender Kumar Verma

January 2016

Molecular characterization and genetic diversity assessment of Tilapia guineensis from some coastal rivers in Nigeria

Tilapia guineensis is an important economically and nutritionally important fish commonly found in Nigerian coastal waters. Genetic diversity of the fish was assessed to obtain information that may help in developing appropriate conservation and breeding programmes for improving the economic and nutritional quality of the fish. Twelve (12) Nigerian coastal populations and nine microsatellite loci were considered. All...

Author(s): Ukenye E. A., Taiwo I. A., Oguntade O. R., Oketoki T. O. and Usman A. B.