Conservation Genetics

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 1143–1146

Anonymous nuclear markers for cetacean species

Authors

    • Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Departamento de Biologia AnimalFaculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
    • Department of Biological SciencesMacquarie University
  • M. C. Silva
    • Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Departamento de Biologia AnimalFaculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
  • L. M. Möller
    • Department of Biological SciencesMacquarie University
    • School of Biological SciencesFlinders University
  • L. B. Beheregaray
    • Department of Biological SciencesMacquarie University
    • School of Biological SciencesFlinders University
  • M. M. Coelho
    • Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Departamento de Biologia AnimalFaculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-009-9903-3

Cite this article as:
Amaral, A.R., Silva, M.C., Möller, L.M. et al. Conserv Genet (2010) 11: 1143. doi:10.1007/s10592-009-9903-3

Abstract

Here we report the development and characterization of 17 anonymous nuclear markers for cetacean species. These markers were isolated from a genomic library built from a common dolphin (genus Delphinus), and tested across several families within Cetacea. An average of 1 SNP per 272 bp was found in 10 anonymous markers screened for polymorphism within the genus Delphinus (total of 6,537 bp sequenced). These markers represent a significant addition to the set of tools used in genetic studies of cetaceans where population and species boundaries have to be inferred in order to implement proper conservation strategies.

Keywords

SNPsAnonymous lociCommon dolphinsDelphinids

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009