A set of highly polymorphic microsatellite markers developed for the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)

Kyall R Zenger, Desmond W Cooper

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Abstract

The eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) has increased in numbers leading to over-abundant populations in areas of eastern Australia. We have developed nine highly polymorphic microsatellite loci to investigate their population structure and mating systems to manage this species more effectively. These loci show high levels of allelic diversity with the numbers of alleles ranging from 8 to 19 and with observed heterozygosities of 0.750-0.958. Null alleles or allelic dropouts were not detected when comparing animals of known pedigree.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume1
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Kangaroos
  • Mating system
  • Microsatellite markers
  • Population structure

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