Microsatellite-centromere mapping in the zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Genomics. 1995 Nov 20;30(2):337-41. doi: 10.1006/geno.1995.9869.


Ten (CA)n microsatellite simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers, 1, 2, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, and 29, were used to show high chiasma interference and to determine centromere-marker map distances in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Of these, SSR 12 exhibited no recombinant tetratypes among 175 half-tetrad embryos, placing this marker within 1 cM of the centromere of Linkage Group XVII. Fractions of heterozygous half-tetrads for the remaining nine markers ranged from 0.64 to 0.89. Of these, six recombinant fractions were more than 0.67 (P < 0.05), indicating strong chiasma interference during female meiosis in the zebrafish. Consistent with previous mapping data, SSRs 2 and 20 of Linkage Group VI were tightly linked. Half-tetrad analysis will allow the mapping of the remaining centromeres and may be useful in the mapping of new genes and mutations in the zebrafish.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Centromere*
  • DNA, Satellite / genetics*
  • Female
  • Heterozygote
  • Homozygote
  • Zebrafish / embryology
  • Zebrafish / genetics*


  • DNA, Satellite