New microsatellite markers for sea urchin

PhD alumna Milena Benavides-Serrato has published 17 new polymorphic microsatellite markers for sea urchin.


This paper is the result of the collaboration between our group at Manchester Metropolitan University with researchers from Universidad Nacional of Colombia. Here Preziosi lab PhD alumna Milena Benavides-Serrato describe the design and characterisation of microsatellite markers developed for the sea urchin Echinometra lucunter lucunter. The genetic markers were needed to perform ecological genetic analysis for the species in order to identify the number of populations in the Caribbean, their gene flow and potential implications for conservation, which will should be the subject of a future paper.


Benavides-Serrato, M., Contreras-Rueda, Y.F., Barrios, L.M., Fox, G., Hughes, T.D., Campos-Campos, N.H, Preziosi, R. (2020). Aislamiento y caracterización de 17 microsatélites polimórficos en un erizo de mar (Echinometra lucunter: Echinometridae). Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Ex. Fis. Nat. 44(172):759-767, julio-septiembre de 2020.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.18257/raccefyn.1113​