Ten novel tetranucleotide microsatellite DNA markers from Asiatic black bear, Ursus thibetanus

Chih Chin Shih, Chuan Chin Huang, Shou Hsien Li, Mei Hsiu Hwang, Ling Ling Lee

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Ten polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed for the endangered Formosan black bear (Ursus thibetanus formosanus) from a partial genomic library enriched for GAAA repeat. Polymorphism of these loci was evaluated in 27 Formosan black bear specimens of unknown relationship. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 5 to 15 and the observed heterozygosity of each locus ranged from 0.556 to 0.889. These loci should provide useful molecular tools to study conservation genetics of the Formosan black bear and other Asiatic black bears.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1845-1847
Number of pages3
JournalConservation Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 1



  • Formosan black bear
  • Tailed primers
  • Tetranucleotide microsatellite
  • Ursus thibetanus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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