Eighteen novel microsatellite markers for the greater long-tailed hamster (Tscherskia triton)
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Eighteen polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed for the greater long-tailed hamster (Tscherskia triton), a species of interest across northern China. The expected heterozygosity at these loci ranges from 0.6444 to 0.9196, with the observed allele numbers varying from 6 to 23. All loci conformed to Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium and no pair displayed linkage disequilibrium after a Bonferroni correction. These markers should prove useful for studies of population structure, kinship, social structure and other interesting issues of this important species.
KeywordsGreater long-tailed hamster Tscherskia triton Microsatellite Genetic markers
This project was supported by the Key Innovative Research Programs of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. KSCX2-YW-N-06) and the National Basic Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology (No. 2007CB109100). We are grateful to Fusheng Wang for collecting samples and to Professors Shiliang Zhou and Ming Li for technical guidance in the laboratory.
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