Lingbo Ma

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BACKGROUND Exon-primed intron-crossing (EPIC) markers have three advantages over anonymous genomic sequences in studying evolution of natural populations. First, the universal primers designed in exon regions can be applied across a broad taxonomic range. Second, the homology of EPIC-amplified sequences can be easily determined by comparing either their(More)
Microsatellite markers from a transcriptome sequence library were initially isolated, and their genetic variation was characterized in a wild population of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain). We then tested the association between these microsatellite markers and the growth performance of S. paramamosain. A total of 129 polymorphic microsatellite markers(More)
In this study, we reported the characterization of the first transcriptome of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain). Pooled cDNAs of four tissue types from twelve wild individuals were sequenced using the Roche 454 FLX platform. Analysis performed included de novo assembly of transcriptome sequences, functional annotation, and molecular marker discovery. A(More)
The gustavus gene is required for localizing pole plasm and specifying germ cells. Research on gustavus gene expression will advance our understanding of the biological function of gustavus in animals. A cDNA encoding gustavus protein was identified and termed MnGus in the oriental river prawn Macrobrachium nipponense. Bioinformatic analyses showed that(More)
The molecular mechanisms that drive the development of the endangered fossil fish species Acipenser baeri are difficult to study due to the lack of genomic data. Recent advances in sequencing technologies and the reducing cost of sequencing offer exclusive opportunities for exploring important molecular mechanisms underlying specific biological processes.(More)
In this study, we first described the complete mitochondrial genome for the red crab (Charybdis feriata), elucidated its phylogenetic relationship among 20 species within Decapoda, and estimated the population genetic diversity. The mitochondrial genome was 15,660 bp in size and encoded 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA (tRNA) genes, and two(More)
In this study, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) were identified, confirmed and genotyped in the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) using T m-shift assay. High quality sequences (13, 311 bp long) were obtained by re-sequencing that contained 91 SNPs, with a density of one SNP every 146 bp. Of all 91 SNPs, 40 were successfully genotyped and characterized(More)
A novel set of SNP markers were detected from RNA-seq data of spinyhead croaker (Collichthys lucidus). Totally 49,617,970 clean reads and 78,671 putative SNPs were obtained. Among them, 40 SNPs were randomly selected to perform validation in 30 wild individuals of C. lucidus captured from 3 geographic stocks in the coast of China. Eventually, 29 SNP loci(More)