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Polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers for the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

Molecular Ecology Notes

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01781.x

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Abstract

Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) are marine mammals that inhabit the coastal waters and rivers of the southeastern USA, primarily Florida. Previous studies have shown that Florida manatees have low mitochondrial DNA variability, suggesting that nuclear DNA loci are necessary for discriminatory analyses. Here we report 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci with an average of 4.2 alleles per locus, and average heterozygosity of 50.1%. These loci have been developed for use in population studies, parentage assignment, and individual identification. ?? 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers for the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)
Series title:
Molecular Ecology Notes
DOI:
10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01781.x
Volume
7
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Molecular Ecology Notes
First page:
1073
Last page:
1076
Number of Pages:
4