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Twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci for the South China tiger Panthera tigris amoyensis
- Zhang, Zhi-He, Zhang, Wen-Ping, Yue, Bi-Song, Shen, Fu-Jun, Zhang, Liang, Hou, Rong, Zhu, Mu-Yuan
- Molecular ecology notes 2006 v.6 no.1 pp. 24-26
- Panthera tigris amoyensis, alleles, genetic variation, heterozygosity, loci, microsatellite repeats
- Twelve microsatellite loci were found from genomic DNA-enriched libraries of the South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis). The number of observed alleles for each locus in 53 individuals ranged from five to 14; the expected and observed heterozygosity was 0.480 to 0.883 and 0.333 to 0.956, respectively; and the mean polymorphic information content (PIC) was 0.729. These markers would be considered a useful tool for the study of genetic variation in South China tiger in the future.