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Single nucleotide polymorphism markers for analysis of historical and contemporary samples of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)
- Jacobsen, Magnus W., Christensen, Camilla, Madsen, Rikke, Nygaard, Rasmus, Jónsson, Bjarni, Præbel, Kim, Hansen, Michael M.
- Conservation genetics resources 2017 v.9 no.4 pp. 587-589
- Salvelinus alpinus, fisheries, freshwater, habitats, monitoring, single nucleotide polymorphism, temperature, Arctic region
- Arctic regions are predicted to experience drastic temperature increases in the future, which may impact species negatively by changing their environments and habitats. One such species is the Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus), which is an important target for local fisheries and the top predator in many freshwater systems. Here we present 53 SNPs for population genetic inferences in the species. They are tested in contemporary and historical samples and will provide a useful resource for future studies of genetic structure and for genetic monitoring of Arctic char populations.