Species Identification of Pacific Salmon by Means of a Major Histocompatibility Complex Gene

@inproceedings{Withler2003SpeciesIO,
  title={Species Identification of Pacific Salmon by Means of a Major Histocompatibility Complex Gene},
  author={Ruth E. Withler and Terry D Beacham and Tobi J. Ming and K. M. Miller},
  year={2003}
}
—A rapid genetic test to identify Pacific salmonid tissue samples to the species level is described. An exon (coding DNA) and its adjacent intron (noncoding DNA) of a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II gene were amplified by the polymerase chain reaction from eight Oncorhynchus species and the two Salmo species that have been transplanted to British Columbia. Among Pacific salmonids, the length of the amplified sequence was between 809 and 826 base pairs (bp) for cutthroat trout… CONTINUE READING