Biology Faculty Articles

Title

Evolutionary Conservation of Ten Microsatellite Loci in Four Species of Felidae

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1995

Publication Title

Journal of Heredity

ISSN

0022-1503

Volume

86

Issue/No.

4

First Page

319

Last Page

322

Abstract

Short tandem repeat polymorphisms (STRP), or microsatellites, are widespread among vertebrate genomes and are useful in gene mapping and population studies due to a high level of length polymorphism. We describe here the isolation, characterization, and PCR amplification of 10 microsatellite loci from the domestic cat, Felis catus. The flanking primer sequences were conserved among other Felidae species, and amplification products demonstrated abundant polymorphism in puma, lion, cheetah, and domestic cat. The cheetah sample exhibited the lowest level of polymorphism for these loci among felid species.

Comments

©1995 The American Genetic Association

ORCID ID

0000-0001-7353-8301

ResearcherID

N-1726-2015

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