Cross-family amplification: microsatellites isolated from Macropodidae are polymorphic in Potoroidae

FR Donaldson, Phil Vercoe

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    The superfamily Macropodoidea consists of two families - the Macropodidae and Potoroidae. Cross-species amplification and polymorphism of microsatellite loci is widely recognized within the macropodid family; however, the success of macropodid loci in potoroid species has not been as widely published. In this study, we tested the amplification and polymorphism of 17 cross-species microsatellite loci isolated from macropodids and potoroids in Bettongia lesueur (a potoroid). Success varied between loci and was not predicted by genetic distance from the species of isolation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)452-454
    JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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