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Isolation and characterization of 15 microsatellite loci in the Korean goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus)

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  • JUNGHWA AN,

    1. Conservation Genome Resource Bank (CGRB) for Korean Wildlife and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–742, Korea,
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  • MI-SOOK MIN,

    1. Conservation Genome Resource Bank (CGRB) for Korean Wildlife and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–742, Korea,
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  • JULIE SOMMER,

    1. Grewcock Center for Conservation and Research, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 South 10th St., Omaha, NE 68107, USA,
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  • EDWARD LOUIS JR,

    1. Grewcock Center for Conservation and Research, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 South 10th St., Omaha, NE 68107, USA,
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  • RICK BRENNEMAN,

    1. Grewcock Center for Conservation and Research, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 South 10th St., Omaha, NE 68107, USA,
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  • SOO-WHAN KWON,

    1. Everland Zoo, Yongin, 449-715, Korea
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  • NAM SHIK SHIN,

    1. Conservation Genome Resource Bank (CGRB) for Korean Wildlife and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–742, Korea,
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  • HANG LEE

    Corresponding author
    1. Conservation Genome Resource Bank (CGRB) for Korean Wildlife and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–742, Korea,
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  • Junghwa An and Mi-Sook Min contributed equally to this work.

Hang Lee, Fax: 82-2-880-2754; E-mail: hanglee@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

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.

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