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Microsatellite loci isolated from the lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris), one of the largest Neotropical mammal

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Sanches, Alexandra [1] ; de Figueiredo, Marina Gomes [2] ; Hatanaka, Terumi [2] ; Pereira de Paula, Fernando Fonseca [2] ; Silveira, Leandro [3] ; Jacomo, Anah Tereza A. [3] ; Galetti, Jr., Pedro Manoel [2]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Lab Biol Conservacao, Dept Ecol, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos UFSCAR, Dept Genet & Evolucao, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Jaguar Conservat Fund, Inst Onca Pintada, BR-75830000 Mineiros, Go - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES; v. 1, n. 1, p. 115-117, DEC 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 5

We describe ten microsatellite loci from the lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris), one of the last members of the Neotropical megafauna and considered a vulnerable species. A total of 74 alleles were detected, ranging from four to thirteen alleles per locus. The expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.34 to 0.88, with a mean of 0.635. All but one locus conformed to the Hardy-Weinberg expectations. These microsatellite loci can be used in population genetic studies of the genus Tapirus, in which all species are threatened globally. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/03392-6 - Effects of the defaunation gradient on plant herbivory, seed predation and dispersal: the Atlantic Rainforest perspective
Grantee:Mauro Galetti Rodrigues
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 07/04073-1 - Linking landscape to molecules: genetic analysis of tapir populations (Tapirus terrestris) of the Atlantic rainforest of São Paulo State
Grantee:Alexandra Sanches
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate