Conservation Genetics

, 10:1389

Characterization of 21 microsatellite marker loci in the Milne-Edwards’ Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi)

  • Carolyn A. Bailey
  • Runhua Lei
  • Rick A. Brenneman
  • Edward E. LouisJr
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DOI: 10.1007/s10592-008-9702-2

Cite this article as:
Bailey, C.A., Lei, R., Brenneman, R.A. et al. Conserv Genet (2009) 10: 1389. doi:10.1007/s10592-008-9702-2
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Abstract

Milne-Edwards’ Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi) is a dark furred lemur with white flanks living in the southern region of the eastern rainforest belt of Madagascar. This species is endangered due to habitat destruction primarily from deforestation. Twenty-one polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from a genomic DNA derived from an individual from Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Population genetic parameters were estimated on 10 individuals each, from Andringitra National Park and the Vatoharana Forest in Ranomafana National Park.

Keywords

Genetic markersMilne-Edward’s SifakaPropithecus edwardsiMicrosatellites

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolyn A. Bailey
    • 1
  • Runhua Lei
    • 1
  • Rick A. Brenneman
    • 1
  • Edward E. LouisJr
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Conservation and Research, Henry Doorly ZooOmahaUSA