Sex-linked markers facilitate genetic parentage analyses in knobbed whelk broods.

@article{Walker2005SexlinkedMF,
  title={Sex-linked markers facilitate genetic parentage analyses in knobbed whelk broods.},
  author={Dr. E. Ric Frataccia Michele Walker and Alan J. Power and John C. Avise},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={108-13}
}
To explore the potential of sex-linked polymorphisms for genetic parentage analyses in natural populations, we have employed a recently discovered "X-linked" microsatellite marker (in conjunction with polymorphic autosomal loci) to deduce biological paternity and maternity for large numbers of encapsulated embryos within individual broods of the knobbed whelk (Busycon carica). Empirical findings illustrate how such sex-linked genetic tags can in special instances find at least three novel… CONTINUE READING