Junghwa An and Mi-Sook Min contributed equally to this work.
Isolation and characterization of 15 microsatellite loci in the Korean goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus)
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2005
Molecular Ecology Notes
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 421–423, June 2005
How to Cite
AN, J., MIN, M.-S., SOMMER, J., LOUIS, E., BRENNEMAN, R., KWON, S.-W., SHIN, N. S. and LEE, H. (2005), Isolation and characterization of 15 microsatellite loci in the Korean goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus). Molecular Ecology Notes, 5: 421–423. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.00948.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2005
- Received 28 November 2004; revision accepted 20 January 2005
- dinucleotide repeats;
- genetic diversity;
Microsatellites have been applied in a variety of fields, including conservation genetics. Species-specific microsatellites are considered as more powerful genetic markers to generate an accurate genetic composition of a species itself. Accordingly, we characterized 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci from Korean goral, Nemorhaedus caudatus, one of the most endangered species in South Korea. The new markers should benefit future studies of the endangered species of other Asian gorals and their relatives for the study of genetic diversity and potential conservation management.