Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wisconsin Fishery
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wisconsin Fishery Project

Molecular marker development for estimating genetic diversity within and among populations of eastern Gulf Slope threatened and endangered freshwater mussels

September 2009 - September 2010


Participating Agencies

  • Quick Response

The objective of this Quick Response proposal is to rapidly design a suite of 10-20 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the endangered fat three ridge mussel (Amblema neislerii) and test for cross species amplification in the other threatened or endangered mussel species inhabiting the eastern Gulf Slope drainages (Hamiota subangulata, Medionidus penicillatus, M. simpsonianus, Pleurobema pyriforme, Elliptio chipolaensis, and Elliptoideus sloatianus).