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Characterization of 21 microsatellite marker loci in the Milne-Edwards' Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi)
- Bailey, Carolyn A., Lei, Runhua, Brenneman, Rick A., Louis, Edward E. Jr
- Conservation genetics 2009 v.10 no.5 pp. 1389-1392
- DNA, Lemur, deforestation, endangered species, habitat destruction, loci, microsatellite repeats, national parks, rain forests
- Milne-Edwards' Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi) is a dark furred lemur with white flanks living in the southern region of the eastern rainforest belt of Madagascar. This species is endangered due to habitat destruction primarily from deforestation. Twenty-one polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from a genomic DNA derived from an individual from Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Population genetic parameters were estimated on 10 individuals each, from Andringitra National Park and the Vatoharana Forest in Ranomafana National Park.