Molecular genetic characteristics of Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) cultured in Poland: Report on a bilateral project

  • Aliaksandr Slukvin
  • Nina Balashenko
  • Marina Sasinovich
  • Vladimir Kostousov
  • Andrzej Kapusta
Keywords: Molecular genetic research, Atlantic sturgeon, stocking, microsatellite markers, mtDNA tRNAThr, D-loop, site S1/G1, identification


Using 8 microsatellite markers (Spl-106, Spl-101, ATR-113, Aox23, An20, AoxD161, AoxD165, AfuG41) and mtDNA species-specific region flanked by the tRNAThr coding region and D-loop, it was found that Atlantic sturgeon stocking material planned for transport from Poland to Belarus belonged to the species Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus Mitchill. No interspecific hybrids were found. All of the Atlantic sturgeon individuals examined as part of this study belonged to a Canadian population.