Development of 16 microsatellite loci for the endangered sandhill dunnart (Sminthopsis psammophila)

Amanda L. McLean, Steven J B Cooper, Melanie L. Lancaster, Susan M. Carthew

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    Abstract

    Sixteen polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed using a 454 sequencing approach, and three loci, developed for Sminthopsis douglasi, were optimized for the endangered sandhill dunnart, Sminthopsis psammophila. Nineteen loci (16 S. psammophila and three S. douglasi) were tested on 38 individual S. psammophila from two populations in South Australia. Three loci deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, possibly due to null alleles. No evidence of linkage disequilibrium was detected. We recommend a final panel of 17 loci for future genetic analyses of S. psammophila, which will aid in conservation management of this poorly understood and nationally endangered marsupial. 

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)323-326
    Number of pages4
    JournalConservation Genetics Resources
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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