Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the beaver (Castor canadensis).

TitleIsolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the beaver (Castor canadensis).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCrawford J, Liu Z, Nelson T, Nielsen C, Bloomquist C
JournalMol Ecol Resour
Volume8
Issue3
Pagination616-8
Date Published2008 May
ISSN1755-098X
Abstract

We have isolated and characterized 10 microsatellite loci in the beaver (Castor canadensis). Sixty individuals from southern and central Illinois were screened at each locus. All loci exhibited moderate levels of polymorphism, ranging from five to 13 alleles per locus with average heterozygosity ranging from 0.317 to 0.867. Locus Cca5 deviated significantly from HWE (P < 0.001). The locus pair Cca4/Cca5 was shown to be in linkage disequilibrium in southern Illinois, but not in the central Illinois population. The remaining eight loci will be useful in investigations of mating and kinship patterns in beaver populations in Illinois.

DOI10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.02016.x
Alternate JournalMol Ecol Resour
PubMed ID21585849