Motoyuki Hara

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This study presents linkage maps for the Pacific abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) based on 180 microsatellite DNA markers. Linkage mapping was performed using three F1 outbred families, and a composite linkage map for each sex was generated by incorporating map information from the multiple families. A total of 160 markers are placed on the consolidated(More)
We examined population genetic structure by means of microsatellite analysis among 7 Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) populations collected from coastal sea areas around Japan. As was expected, all of the 11 microsatellite loci examined were variable in all populations (number of alleles per locus, 15.2–18.2; average of expected heterozygosity,(More)
The accelerated progress of ultra high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies has facilitated the process of identifying microsatellites in the genomes, attenuating laborious experimental procedures involved in traditional approaches. We applied a massively parallel pyrosequencing technique to the development of tetra- and pentanucleotide microsatellite(More)
Genetic variations within and between nine hatchery stocks and seven natural populations of abalone including Ezo-abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) and Kuro-abalone (H. d. discus) were assayed with nine microsatellite markers. Marked reductions of genetic variability in the hatchery stocks were recognized in the allelic diversity and mean heterozygosity(More)
This study documents the genetic population relationships between Ezo-awabi Haliotis discus hannai and Kuro-awabi H. discus discus by means of the microsatellite technique with an emphasis on the extent of genetic difference between Ezo-and Kuro-awabi populations. Eight markers were employed to screen five populations each collected from Ezo-and Kuro-awabi(More)
The freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii shows three male morphotypes: blue-claw males (final stage having high mating activity), orange-claw males (transitional stage showing rapid somatic growth), and small males (primary stage showing sneak copulation). This morphotypic differentiation is considered to be controlled by androgenic gland hormone,(More)
We present novel microsatellite markers of the Japanese abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) for general mapping studies in this species. A total of 75 microsatellite markers were developed, and the allele-transmission patterns of these markers were studied in three families generated by pair crosses. For allele scoring, we employed the 5′-tailed primer(More)
Population differentiation and relationships among 6 natural rockfish populations collected from northern coastal seas around Japan were assayed using microsatellite DNA loci. Seven loci examined were polymorphic in all populations. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 6.7 to 9.3, and the average of observed and expected heterozygosity ranged from(More)
This study dealt with the detection of parentage in a mixed family tank of abalone Haliotis discus hannai using microsatellite DNA markers. As a preliminary investigation, the early growth rate between selected and non-selected abalone families, which were reared together in the mixed family tank from settlement stage to juvenile stage (7 months of age),(More)
Most juveniles of Haliotis discus hannai have been found to be descendants of wild individuals, although most adults were artificially produced (released) individuals as a result of restocking inside the refugium located near the head of Oshoro Bay, Hokkaido, Japan. To estimate the larval supply from released and wild individuals into the refugium and to(More)