Characterization of 14 macropod microsatellite genetic markers

Zenger, K.R., and Cooper, D.W. (2001) Characterization of 14 macropod microsatellite genetic markers. Animal Genetics, 32 (3). pp. 166-167.

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Abstract

[Extract] Kangaroos and wallabies are some of the most important commercially harvested native animals within Australia1. Besides being economically important within the meat and fur trade, kangaroos cause losses to agricultural production by competing with domestic livestock for fodder. Although these animals are of considerable economic importance, little is known about their genetic variability, or the linkage and physical mapping of their genes. In this study, we describe the isolation and characterization of 14 new polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), and their cross-amplification in the eastern grey kangaroo (M. giganteus).

Item ID: 34212
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1365-2052
Funders: Macquarie University (MQ)
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 04:15
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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