Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 95–97 | Cite as

Development of a powerful microsatellite marker panel for Trichosurus cunninghami

  • Michaela D. J. Blyton
  • Robyn Shaw
  • Sam C. Banks
Microsatellite Letters


Here we describe the development of 11 microsatellite markers (9 autosomal and 2 sex-linked) for Trichosurus cunninghami. These markers will enable in-depth population genetic studies of this species; contributing to long-term research on the responses of arboreal marsupials to the loss of tree cavities in the tall eucalypt forests of the central Victorian highlands, Australia.


Trichosurus cunninghami Microsatellite Trichosurus vulpecula Trichosurus caninus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michaela D. J. Blyton
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robyn Shaw
    • 2
  • Sam C. Banks
    • 2
  1. 1.Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of BiologyThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.The Fenner School of Environment and SocietyThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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