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Characterization of twenty-one microsatellites developed from Propithecus diadema
- Ramarokoto, Roger, Lei, Runhua, Vincent, Justin, Day, Sabine, Shore, Gary D., Brenneman, Rick A., Louis, Edward E. Jr.
- Conservation genetics 2008 v.9 no.5 pp. 1377-1380
- DNA, loci, microsatellite repeats, national parks, rain forests, rivers
- Diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) distributed throughout Madagascar's eastern rain forests from the Mangoro and Onive Rivers north to the Mananara River. Twenty-one polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from genomic DNA derived from a P. diadema, from Mantadia National Park. Population genetic parameters were estimated on 10 individuals each, sampled from Mantadia National Park and Maromizaha Unprotected Forest. Allele sizes ranged from 4 to 14 and observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.200 to 0.900 per locus. This marker suite will be informative in further population genetic studies.