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Development and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Point Arena mountain beaver Aplodontia rufa nigraAuthor(s): Kristine L. Pilgrim; William J. Zielinski; Mary J. Mazurek; Frederick V. Schlexer; Michael K. Schwartz
Source: Molecular Ecology Notes. 6(3): 800-802.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionThe Point Arena mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa nigra) is an endangered subspecies. Efforts to recover this sub-species will be aided by advances in molecular genetics, specifically the ability to estimate population size using noninvasive genetic sampling. Here we report on the development of nine polymorphic loci for the Point Arena mountain beaver. These markers provide us sufficient power to distinguish individuals, and thus can be used for calculating population size and delineating population substructure.
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CitationPilgrim, Kristine L.; Zielinski, William J.; Mazurek, Mary J.; Schlexer, Frederick V.; Schwartz, Michael K. 2006. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Point Arena mountain beaver Aplodontia rufa nigra. Molecular Ecology Notes. 6(3): 800-802.
KeywordsAplodontia rufa nigra, microsatellite, mountain beaver, noninvasive genetic sampling
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