Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 219–221

Development and characterization of 30 novel microsatellite markers for Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti)

  • Katherine E. L. Worsley-Tonks
  • Stacey L. Lance
  • Rochelle R. Beasley
  • Kenneth L. Jones
  • Vanessa O. Ezenwa
Microsatellite Letters
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Abstract

We isolated and characterized a set of 30 novel microsatellite loci for Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti). Loci were screened in 24 individuals from a population in Laikipia County, Kenya. The mean number of alleles per locus was 3.73 (range 1–10), and observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.00 to 0.870 (mean 0.404). The Grant’s gazelle is currently listed as a species of least concern by the IUCN, but declining numbers across a large part of its range are a cause for concern. These new loci will facilitate basic behavioral, ecological, and population genetic studies of a species facing declining populations.

Keywords

Nanger granti Grant’s gazelle Illumina Microsatellite PCR primers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine E. L. Worsley-Tonks
    • 1
  • Stacey L. Lance
    • 2
  • Rochelle R. Beasley
    • 2
  • Kenneth L. Jones
    • 3
  • Vanessa O. Ezenwa
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Odum School of EcologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Savannah River Ecology LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAikenUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  4. 4.Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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