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Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) and cross-amplification in collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu)

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Dalla Vecchia, Ana Carolina [1] ; Biondo, Cibele [2] ; Sanches, Alexandra [2] ; Keuroghlian, Alexine [3] ; Miyaki, Cristina Yumi [4] ; Galetti, Mauro [2] ; Galetti, Jr., Pedro Manoel [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos UFSCAR, Dept Genet & Evolucao, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Lab Biol Conservacao, Dept Ecol, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[3] Wildlife Conservat Soc Brazil, BR-22461000 Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Genet & Biol Evolut, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES; v. 3, n. 1, p. 151-154, JAN 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 4

White-lipped peccaries, Tayassu pecari, are neotropical ungulates whose populations have been declining in numerous locations within their geographical distribution. Here we describe 16 microsatellite loci isolated from T. pecari and their cross-amplification in collared peccaries, Pecari tajacu. In 30 individuals of T. pecari, a total of 32 alleles were found in ten polymorphic loci, ranging from 2 to 8 alleles per locus with a mean of 3.2. The expected and observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.143 to 0.802 and from 0 to 0.704, respectively. Two loci deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. In P. tajacu, nine loci were polymorphic with a mean of 3.2 alleles per locus. These molecular markers will be useful to study the genetic status of peccary populations and, consequently, to help their conservation. (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