A Novel Set of Microsatellite Marker Loci Linkage-Mapped in the House Musk Shrew, Suncus murinus

2007 Experimental animals  
Ten microsatellite DNA loci developed for the white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) were tested for PCR amplification and for utility in linkage studies in the house musk shrew, Suncus murinus. Four primer pairs successfully yielded PCR amplicons and showed polymorphism between two mutant strains, BAN-kc,oeb and WZ. Cloning and sequencing of the PCR amplicons of all the four loci confirmed the presence of microsatellite sequences. Alleles segregating in an F 2 resource population constructed
more » ... lation constructed from the two strains ranged between two and five. Linkage analysis of the four loci together with 18 other polymorphic markers and three mutant loci resulted in five linkage groups containing three newly mapped microsatellite loci. This study reports the first microsatellite markers being registered in this species.
doi:10.1538/expanim.56.51 pmid:17283891 fatcat:k76wiraekretpbnsjzpfzbycfm