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Isolation and characterization of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus

Fernando, Prithiviraj and Vidya, TNC and Melnick, Don J (2001) Isolation and characterization of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus. In: Molecular Ecology Notes, 1 (4). pp. 232-233.

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Abstract

Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) are an endangered species. Their future survival depends on intensive conservation and management, based on in-depth knowledge of particular populations. Molecular genetic methods, especially microsatellite analysis through noninvasive sampling, provides an effective means of obtaining such information. The use of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite markers is advantageous in noninvasive sampling through dung analysis. Here we describe the isolation and characterization of five tri- and tetranucleotide markers in the Asian elephant. All five loci were found to be polymorphic in a sample of 20 Asian elephants from Sri Lanka.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Blackwell Science.
Keywords: Asian elephant;Elephas maximus;microsatellite markers.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/15501

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