Development of microsatellite markers for Palaemon elegans using high-throughput sequencing

Dr Andrés Martínez-Lage

Universidade da Coruña

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The research team needed to develop novel microsatellite markers for the shrimp Palaemon elegans using high-throughput sequencing. Therefore, they made use of AllGenetics' microsatellite development service.


Using DNA from one Palaemon elegans individual, we prepared a genome library enriched in four different microsatellites. The library was subsequently sequenced in the Illumina MiSeq platform and the microsatellite-containing reads were selected for primer design. A panel of 94 primer pairs were biologically tested in five different individuals.


We obtained a total number of 21 biologically-tested polymorphic microsatellite markers that can be used to study the genetic diversity, geographic structure, and connectivity of Palaemon elegans populations. This research has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.