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


September 2009 - September 2010


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: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • Brian SlossPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Quick Response

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey