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


Shou-Hsien Li, Fax: 886-2-29312904; E-mail:


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.