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In genetics, a molecular marker (identified as genetic marker) is a fragment of DNA that is associated with a certain location within the genome. Molecular markers are used in molecular biology and biotechnology to identify a particular sequence of DNA in a pool of unknown DNA.
It has 5 applications in fisheries and aquaculture:
- Species Identification
- Genetic variation and population structure study in natural populations
- Comparison between wild and hatchery populations
- Assessment of demographic bottleneck in natural population
- Propagation assisted rehabilitation programmes.However,there still exists some limitations.
- "Molecular markers and their applications in fisheries and aquaculture". Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (Scientific Research) 1 (4): 281–291. doi:10.4236/abb.2010.14037. ISSN 2156-8456. Retrieved 5 Dec 2012.
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