Cross-species amplification at microsatellite loci in Australian quolls including the description of five new markers from the Chuditch (Dasyurus geoffroii)

P.B. Spencer, M. Cardoso, Ric How, J. Williams, M. Bunce, Linc Schmitt

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    Abstract

    The quolls are the largest native predators remaining on mainland Australia. We describe the cross-species testing of all available microsatellite loci for representative across the entire distribution of quolls, with the additional characterization of five new microsatellite loci from the Chuditch. All primers produced clear and polymorphic amplification patterns containing between nine and 17 alleles and with high levels of diagnostic variability. These highly polymorphic primers make them useful additional tools in planning conservation strategies across related conspecifics, many of which are under threat.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1100-1103
    JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
    Volume7
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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