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

Duration

September 2009 - September 2010

Narrative

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).

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 671

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4326

 

Personnel

  • Brian SlossPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Quick Response

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey