To investigate the influence of environmental pollution on the population genetics of Dreissena polymorpha, we developed five new polymorphic micro satellite loci for the zebra mussel. This mussel is widely distributed and is a common bioindicator in the field of ecotoxicology. The amplification of the microsatellite loci was tested on a single population of 24 individuals. In this population, the number of alleles per locus ranged from 3–14, and the observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.545–0.909 (mean, 0.772). All loci followed Hardy-Weinberg expectations, suggesting no evidence for null alleles. There was no significant genetic linkage disequilibrium, neither between the aforementioned loci nor between aforementioned loci and five previously published microsatellites for this species. All loci are valuable to investigate the influence of anthropogenic stressors on the bioindicator Dreissena polymorpha, and therefore on freshwater ecosystems in general.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 30 • No. 1