Y chromosome microsatellite markers identified from the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) and their amplification in three other macropod species

Macdonald, Anna J., Sankovic, Natasha, Sarr, Stephen D., Fitzsimmons, Nancy N., Wakefield, Matthew J., Marshall Graves, Jennifer A., and Zenger, Kyall R. (2006) Y chromosome microsatellite markers identified from the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) and their amplification in three other macropod species. Molecular Ecology, 6 (4). pp. 1202-1204.

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Abstract

Microsatellites were identified from three fully sequenced Y chromosome-specific bacterial artificial chromosome clones from the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii. Ten microsatellites were genotyped in male tammar wallabies. Four loci were polymorphic with between two and six alleles per locus. Eleven different haplotypes were identified from 22 male tammar wallabies. No amplifications were obtained from female samples. Each microsatellite was also shown to amplify reliably in at least one other macropod species. These markers may therefore prove useful as some of the first male-specific genetic markers for marsupials, with potential application to studies of male-biased dispersal and mating systems.

Item ID: 9782
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
Keywords: marsupial Y chromosome; sex chromosome; simple sequence repeat; population genetics
ISSN: 1365-294X
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 23:26
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics @ 80%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060408 Genomics @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences @ 100%
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