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Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the sand pocket mouse Chaetodipus arenarius, an endemic from the Baja California Peninsula

January 1, 2009

Fifteen polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated from an enriched genomic library of the sand pocket mouse Chaetodipus arenarius. The mean number of alleles per locus was 11.53 (range five to 19) and the average observed heterozygosity was 0.764 (range 0.121 to 1.0). The markers will be used for detecting the impact of human-induced habitat fragmentation on patterns of gene flow, genetic structure, and extinction risk. In addition, these markers will be useful across the genus because most of the loci cross-amplified and were polymorphic in three other species of Chaetodipus. ?? 2008 The Authors.

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Publication Year 2009
Title Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the sand pocket mouse Chaetodipus arenarius, an endemic from the Baja California Peninsula
DOI 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02399.x
Authors A. Munguia-Vega, R. Rodriguez-Estrella, M. Nachman, M. Culver
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Molecular Ecology Resources
Series Number
Index ID 70033103
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization