Polymorphic microsatellites identified in an endangered dasyurid marsupial, the dibbler (Parantechinus apicalis)

Harriet Mills, P.B.S. Spencer

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Abstract

Dibblers are carnivorous marsupials that were considered extinct for over 60 years. They now persist in small, highly fragmented populations. In this work we describe the characterization of seven polymorphic microsatellite loci that are being used to investigate population parameters. For 22 individuals, from the mainland population, these markers had allelic diversities from three to 11 (alleles per locus) and expected heterozygosities ranging from 0.53 to 0.89. Primers were also tested on a number of closely related dasyurids and in other marsupials, suggesting that their usefulness in population studies may go beyond investigations of the dibbler.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-220
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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