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Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster)

Hinds, F.E., Close, R.L., Campbell, M.T. and Spencer, P.B.S.ORCID: 0000-0002-4938-2615 (2002) Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster). Molecular Ecology Notes, 2 (1). pp. 42-44.

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The water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster) is well adapted to a semiaquatic life and is endemic to dispersed regions of Australia and New Guinea. To analyse the genetic diversity of water rat populations, polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed. A partial genomic library was screened for microsatellite sequences. Following isolation of the microsatellite sequences, primers were designed to amplify seven loci and of these loci, five were polymorphic. The sample tested for polymorphisms came from areas across Australia and New Guinea. Between three and 13 alleles were detected for each locus. In addition the primers amplified two loci in Mus musculus and Rattus rattus.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
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