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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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|
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