New polymorphic microsatellite loci for rodents of the genus Mastomys using PCR multiplexing, and cross-species amplification in Myomys and Praomys

Authors

  • A. LOISEAU,

    1. Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations (UMR 22), INRA-IRD, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez cedex, France,
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  • A. KONEČNÝ,

    1. Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations (UMR 22), INRA-IRD, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez cedex, France,
    2. Department of Population Biology, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, 67502 Studenec 122, Czech Republic,
    3. Institute of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, 61137 Brno, Kotlářská 2, Czech Republic
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  • M. GALAN,

    1. Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations (UMR 22), INRA-IRD, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez cedex, France,
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  • J. BRYJA,

    1. Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations (UMR 22), INRA-IRD, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez cedex, France,
    2. Department of Population Biology, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, 67502 Studenec 122, Czech Republic,
    3. Institute of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, 61137 Brno, Kotlářská 2, Czech Republic
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  • J. F. COSSON,

    1. Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations (UMR 22), INRA-IRD, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez cedex, France,
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  • C. BROUAT

    1. Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations (UMR 22), INRA-IRD, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez cedex, France,
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Adam Konečný, Fax: +33 49962 3345; E-mail: akonecny@mail.muni.cz

Abstract

The Praomys complex contains some of the most important agricultural pests of Africa, including Mastomys species. We describe the development of nine supplementary microsatellite markers isolated from Mastomys huberti. We show the potential utility of M. huberti microsatellites as population markers for two other species of Mastomys, and two other species of the Praomys complex, Myomys daltoni and Praomys cf. rostratus.

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