Isolation and characterization of tetramicrosatellite DNA markers in the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra)

Chuan Chin Huang, Yu Cheng Hsu, Ling Ling Lee, Shou-Hsien Li

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Eight new tetramicrosatellite loci for Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) were designed. Polymorphism of these eight loci in 29 otter individuals was tested. The results indicated that the allele numbers of each of loci ranged from three to five and the observed heterozygosity from 0.483 to 0.828. These new loci can be useful for population genetic research on otters and help improve the resolution of individual identification using noninvasive method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-316
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 1



  • Enrichment
  • Eurasian otter
  • Lutra lutra
  • Microsatellite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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