Research Article

Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci of the Chinese muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi)

Published: March 17, 2014
Genet. Mol. Res. 13 (1) : 1905-1908 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2014.March.17.18
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(2014). Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci of the Chinese muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi). Genet. Mol. Res. 13(1): gmr2994. https://doi.org/10.4238/2014.March.17.18
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Abstract

Eight polymorphic microsatellite markers for Muntiacus reevesi were identified and characterized in this study. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 3 to 10 across 24-48 samples. The loci showed expected and observed heterozygosities of 0.577-0.876 and 0.387-0.933, respectively, with an average polymorphic information content value of 0.682. These markers should be a useful tool for further population and conservation genetic studies of Muntiacus reevesi.

Eight polymorphic microsatellite markers for Muntiacus reevesi were identified and characterized in this study. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 3 to 10 across 24-48 samples. The loci showed expected and observed heterozygosities of 0.577-0.876 and 0.387-0.933, respectively, with an average polymorphic information content value of 0.682. These markers should be a useful tool for further population and conservation genetic studies of Muntiacus reevesi.

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