A rapid PCR-RFLP diagnostic test for distinguishing sympatric bandicoot species (Marsupialia: Peramelidae) in southeastern Australia

Zenger, Kyall R., Eldridge, Mark D.B., and Johnston, Peter G. (2003) A rapid PCR-RFLP diagnostic test for distinguishing sympatric bandicoot species (Marsupialia: Peramelidae) in southeastern Australia. Conservation Genetics, 4 (5). pp. 655-657.

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Abstract

The southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) has a fragmented coastal distribution in Australia. It is found on Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland (QLD), in southeastern New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Tasmania, southeastern South Australia (SA) and in southwest Western Australia. Although I. obesulus was originally widespread along the southeast coast of NSW (Strahan 1995), the species has declined since the European settlement of Australia and is now restricted to two small populations, located on the northern outskirts of Sydney and the far southeast corner of the state. As a result, I. obesulus is listed as an endangered species (Schedule 1) of the Threatened Species Act 1995 (NSW).

Item ID: 9764
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bandicoots, PCR-RFLP, Peramelidae, marsupial, species-detection, animal conservation and genomics
ISSN: 1572-9737
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 00:03
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060408 Genomics @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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