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The evolutionary dynamics of a highly conserved microsatellite locus (Dla 11) were studied in several fish species. The data indicated that multiple types of compound microsatellites arose through point mutations that were sometimes followed by expansion of the derived motif. Furthermore, extensive length variation was detected among species in the regions immediately flanking the repeat region.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Complex Evolution of a Highly-conserved Microsatellite Locus in Several Fish Species, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

© Journal of Fish Biology 2009, Wiley

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Liu, J.-X., & Ely, B. (2009). Complex evolution of a highly conserved microsatellite locus in several fish species. Journal of Fish Biology, 75(2), 442–447.

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