Five hundred microsatellite loci for Peromyscus

Jesse N. Weber, Maureen B. Peters, Olga V. Tsyusko, Catherine R. Linnen, Cris Hagen, Nancy A. Schable, Tracey D. Tuberville, Anna M. McKee, Stacey L. Lance, Kenneth L. Jones, Heidi S. Fisher, Michael J. Dewey, Hopi E. Hoekstra, Travis C. Glenn

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Mice of the genus Peromyscus, including several endangered subspecies, occur throughout North America and have been important models for conservation research. We describe 526 primer pairs that amplify microsatellite DNA loci for Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii, 467 of which also amplify in Peromyscus polionotus subgriseus. For 12 of these loci, we report diversity data from a natural population. These markers will be an important resource for future genomic studies of Peromyscus evolution and mammalian conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1246
Number of pages4
JournalConservation Genetics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2010

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments This work results from a collaboration inspired by the Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center and funded by NSF (DBI-0120348 to MJD, DEB-0614107 to HEH), NIH (P40-RR14279 to MJD, RO1-GM069601 to MJD and TCG), and partial support from Department of Energy award DE-FC09-07SR22506 which supported the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.


  • Microsatellite
  • PCR primers
  • Peromyscus maniculatus
  • Peromyscus polionotus
  • SSR
  • STR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics


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