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Polymorphic microsatellite markers for Philippine tarsiers Tarsius syrichta

Merker, S.; Driller, C.; Neri-Arboleda, I.; Zischler, H.

Conservation Genetics 9(5): 1349-1351


ISSN/ISBN: 1566-0621
DOI: 10.1007/s10592-007-9487-8
Accession: 037456117

This study reports the isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite markers for the study of Philippine tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta), small primates endemic to this Southeast Asian archipelago. The markers were used to screen 14 Tarsius syrichta for allelic diversity. This suite of highly polymorphic microsatellites provides the first chance to genetically study parentage and dispersal patterns in Philippine tarsiers.

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