Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), and their applicability to other marsupial species

Zenger, K.R., and Johnston, P.G. (2001) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), and their applicability to other marsupial species. Molecular Ecology Resources, 1 (3). pp. 149-151.

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Abstract

The southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) was once widely distributed throughout coastal regions of Australia, however, populations have now become fragmented and the number of individuals are declining rapidly. As a result, this species is now classified as endangered in New South Wales and requires management. We have developed eight microsatellite markers to investigate levels of genetic variation and subdivision among these isolated populations. These microsatellite markers show levels of variability ranging from four to eight alleles and observed heterozygosities of 0.353 – 0.938. These microsatellite markers are also suitable for similar population studies on other related marsupials.

Item ID: 34211
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1755-0998
Keywords: bandicoots; conservation; microsatellite markers; population genetics
Funders: Macquarie University (MQ)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 04:34
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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