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Keywords:

  • Cynomys ludovicianus;
  • prairie dog;
  • Microsatellite;
  • Sciuridae

Abstract

We report the development of 14 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the black-tailed prairie dog, Cynomys ludovicianus. The number of alleles per locus ranges from three to 11, and the observed heterozygosity ranges from 0.37500 to 1.0000. These markers will benefit studies of landscape effects on prairie dog migration, disease dynamics, and conservation efforts.