Conservation Genetics

, 10:1449

Characterization of 26 microsatellite marker loci in the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)

  • Barbara R. Vogler
  • Carolyn A. Bailey
  • Gary D. Shore
  • Susie M. McGuire
  • Shannon E. Engberg
  • Joerns Fickel
  • Edward E. LouisJr.
  • Rick A. Brenneman
Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-008-9758-z

Cite this article as:
Vogler, B.R., Bailey, C.A., Shore, G.D. et al. Conserv Genet (2009) 10: 1449. doi:10.1007/s10592-008-9758-z

Abstract

The fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is one of eight carnivore species endemic to Madagascar. This species lives in the forests of Madagascar and is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN due to the loss and fragmentation of its natural habitat and the hunting pressure of local people. Twenty-six nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from genomic DNA derived from a free-ranging fossa from Betampona, Madagascar. Population genetic parameters were estimated on 28 individuals from nine European zoos establishing a baseline to study the genetic health and diversity of captive fossas to support the European Breeding and Conservation Program (EEP). The marker suite averaged 4.4 alleles per locus with an average polymorphic information content of 0.478.

Keywords

Genetic markers Fossa Cryptoprocta ferox Eupleridae Madagascar Microsatellites 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara R. Vogler
    • 1
  • Carolyn A. Bailey
    • 2
  • Gary D. Shore
    • 2
  • Susie M. McGuire
    • 2
  • Shannon E. Engberg
    • 2
  • Joerns Fickel
    • 1
  • Edward E. LouisJr.
    • 2
  • Rick A. Brenneman
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife ResearchBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Center for Conservation and Research, Henry Doorly ZooOmahaUSA

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