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Ten polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers for the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus

By Stephen H. Kolomyjec, Tom R. Grant and David Blair


We identified and optimized 10 microsatellite loci for the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Monotremata: Ornithorhynchidae), and screened 21 individuals from the southern tablelands area of New South Wales, Australia. Each polymorphic locus possessed between two and 12 alleles with observed heterozygosities between 0.118 and 0.950. The intent of this effort was to provide informative loci for studies on the population genetics of this species

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02195.x
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