Data from: Microsatellite mutation rate in Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus)

Hanna Panagiotopoulou, James D. Austin, Katarzyna Zalewska, Magdalena Gonciarz, Kinga Czarnogórska, Jan Gawor, Piotr Weglenski & Danijela Popovic
Understanding mutation rates can greatly extend the utility of population and conservation genetic analyses. Herein we present an estimate of genome-wide microsatellite mutation rate in Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) based on parent-offspring transmission patterns. We screened 307 individuals for parentage and mutation-rate analysis applying 43 variable markers. Out of 13,228 allele transfers, 11 mutations were detected, producing a mutation rate of 8.3x10-4 per locus per generation (95%CI: 1.48x10-3, 4.15x10-4). Single-step mutations predominated and there were...
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