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Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)

Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)
Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) contain genes which play a key role in immune response and mate choice, and are therefore of functional importance to molecular ecologists. Here we describe the design of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci from the tammar wallaby. All 10 loci are highly polymorphic, with the expected heterozygosity ranging from 0.547 to 0.919. Six loci successfully cross-amplify in other macropodid species. These microsatellites will serve as useful tools for studying the level of MHC diversity, the impact of selection on genetic variation and the unique structure of the tammar wallaby MHC.
macropodid, marsupial, MHC-associated microsatellite, tammar wallaby
1755-098X
346-349
Cheng, Yuanyuan
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Wakefield, Matthew
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Siddle, Hannah V.
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Coggill, Penny C.
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Herbert, Cathy A.
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Beck, Stephan
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Belov, Katherine
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Eldridge, Mark D.B.
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Cheng, Yuanyuan
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Wakefield, Matthew
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Siddle, Hannah V.
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Coggill, Penny C.
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Herbert, Cathy A.
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Beck, Stephan
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Belov, Katherine
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Eldridge, Mark D.B.
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Cheng, Yuanyuan, Wakefield, Matthew, Siddle, Hannah V., Coggill, Penny C., Herbert, Cathy A., Beck, Stephan, Belov, Katherine and Eldridge, Mark D.B. (2009) Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9 (1), 346-349. (doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02401.x). (PMID:21564646)

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Abstract

The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) contain genes which play a key role in immune response and mate choice, and are therefore of functional importance to molecular ecologists. Here we describe the design of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci from the tammar wallaby. All 10 loci are highly polymorphic, with the expected heterozygosity ranging from 0.547 to 0.919. Six loci successfully cross-amplify in other macropodid species. These microsatellites will serve as useful tools for studying the level of MHC diversity, the impact of selection on genetic variation and the unique structure of the tammar wallaby MHC.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 22 January 2009
Published date: January 2009
Keywords: macropodid, marsupial, MHC-associated microsatellite, tammar wallaby
Organisations: Centre for Biological Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 362986
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/362986
ISSN: 1755-098X
PURE UUID: f741ddc5-d337-4a50-8832-d29407587ae1

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 02:44

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