Characterization of seven microsatellite marker loci in a genus of Malagasy lemurs (Propithecus)

Mireya I. Mayor, J. A. Sommer, R. M. Huebinger, R. C. Barber, E. E. Louis

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Abstract

The sifakas (genus Propithecus) are large, diurnal, lemurs endemic to the island of Madagascar. Throughout the island, lemur species are particularly vulnerable to extinction due to relatively small geographical ranges (Martin 2000). Thus, understanding the taxonomy of these highly endangered primates is essential for taking appropriate conservation action. For this study we collected tissue samples from 68 wild sifakas representing various Propithecus species. Genomic DNA was isolated and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification was carried out. We describe seven microsatellites found to be polymorphic and useful for analysis of the population genetics of sifakas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-388
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

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Lemur
Strepsirhini
Lemuridae
Polymerase chain reaction
Taxonomies
Islands
Microsatellite Repeats
Amplification
Conservation
microsatellite repeats
Tissue
Madagascar
loci
DNA
Population Genetics
primate
polymerase chain reaction
Primates
population genetics
amplification

Keywords

  • Genetic markers
  • Lemur
  • Madagascar
  • Microsatellite
  • Propithecus
  • Sifaka

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology

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Characterization of seven microsatellite marker loci in a genus of Malagasy lemurs (Propithecus). / Mayor, Mireya I.; Sommer, J. A.; Huebinger, R. M.; Barber, R. C.; Louis, E. E.

In: Molecular Ecology Notes, Vol. 2, No. 4, 12.2002, p. 385-388.

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Mayor, Mireya I. ; Sommer, J. A. ; Huebinger, R. M. ; Barber, R. C. ; Louis, E. E. / Characterization of seven microsatellite marker loci in a genus of Malagasy lemurs (Propithecus). In: Molecular Ecology Notes. 2002 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 385-388.
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