New polymorphic microsatellite loci developed and characterized from edible dormouse (Glis glis)
Eight new polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized from the edible dormouse (Glis glis). All loci were polymorphic in the 70 individuals tested. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 6, with a mean of 4. Observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.10 to 0.71 and 0.15 to 0.67, respectively. No evidence of linkage disequilibrium between loci has been found. These eight new loci, plus previously characterized markers, now make it possible to undertake more detailed population genetic studies of G. glis, which is relevant to the preservation of this species.
KeywordsGlis glis Microsatellite Edible dormouse Endangered species
The studies were supported by Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University (PBWB 202/00), and were approved by Polish Ministry of the Environment (No. DLOPiK-op/ogiz/IV-20/4455/07/aj).
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