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Keywords:

  • microsatellites;
  • Muridae;
  • Neotoma;
  • Sigmodontinae

Abstract

Six moderately to highly polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes) using a modified enrichment protocol. Of the 149 clones sequenced, 33 (22%) contained inserts with greater than 10 repeat units. These loci are currently being used to study various aspects of the ecology and evolution of N. fuscipes ranging from their mating and social system to individual population histories and geographical differentiation.