Molecular Characterization of Economically Important Penaeid Population in South East Coast of India  

P. Rajakumaran1 , B. Vaseeharan1 , V. Anita Yeshvadha2
1 Crustacean Molecular Biology and Genomics Laba, Department of Animal Health and Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630003, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Zoology and Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil 629003, Tamil Nadu, India
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 19   doi: 10.5376/ija.2013.03.0019
Received: 07 Jun., 2013    Accepted: 27 Jun., 2013    Published: 03 Jul., 2013
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Rajakumaran, 2013, Molecular Characterization of Economically Important Penaeid Population in South East Coast of India, International Journal of Aquaculture, Vol.3, No.19 105-114 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2013. 03.0019)


Genetic variation of wild Penaeid populations of South East Coast region in India, using Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis as DNA marker has been examined. Important penaeid species like Fenneropenaeus indicus, Penaeus semisulcatus, Penaeus monodon were collected atdifferent geographical location such as Chennai, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin, but P. monodon was not obtained from Tuticorin. For RAPD analysis, 15 numbers of primers were used, among which 3, 4, and 6 numbers of primers have worked well for F. indicus, P. semisulcatus and P. monodon respectively. The results of this study, genetic variation (6- 33)% for F. indicus, (16-49)% for P. semisulcatus (16- 53)% for P. monodon. As conclusion, from the pattern of genetic diversity of these three penaeid populations, it could be considered as moderate to high, and maximum three population stocks are within the collected area.

Penaeid; RAPD; DNA Marker; Polymorphism; Population stock
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