Contributions to Zoology, 69 (1/2) (2000)

Utility of 18S rDNA and ITS sequences as population markers for Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) parasitising Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Scotland

A.P. Shinn , B.A. Banks , N. Tange , J.E. Bron , C. Sommerville , T. Aoki , R. Wootten

Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland

Laboratory of Genetics and Biochemistry, Department of Aquatic Bioscience, Tokyo University of Fisheries Konan 4-5-7, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108, Japan

Keywords: Sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, , copepod, Crustacea, Atlantic salmon, sequencing, 18S ribosomal DNA, internal transcribed spacer, population genetics