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Microsatellites for the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus laniarius)


Jones, ME and Paetkau, D and Geffen, E and Moritz, C, Microsatellites for the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus laniarius), Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, (2) pp. 277-279. ISSN 1471-8278 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00425.x


The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus laniarius), a medium-sized predator/scavenger, is the largest member of the short-lived carnivorous marsupial Family Dasyuridae. Now restricted to Tasmania, populations are impacted by habitat clearance and anthropogenic mortality and genetic studies could be of value in informing levels of genetic diversity, mating system, dispersal and the effects of natural and anthropogenic landscape features on gene flow. Microsatellite markers were isolated from a partial, size-selected genomic library that was enriched for microsatellite sequences. Primer pairs were developed for 11 polymorphic dinucleotide microsatellite loci that conform with Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and reveal moderate genetic variability across the species range.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Jones, ME (Professor Menna Jones)
ID Code:26732
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:34
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-21

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