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Keywords:

  • Decken's sifaka;
  • Indridae;
  • Madagascar;
  • microsatellites;
  • null allele;
  • Propithecus deckeni deckeni

Abstract

Decken's sifaka (Propithecus deckeni deckeni) is found between the Mahavavy and Manambolo Rivers, in western Madagascar. Twenty-one polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from genomic DNA derived from a P. d. deckeni, from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. Population genetic parameters were estimated on 10 individuals each, sampled from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park and Tsiombikibo Classified Forests. Significant null alleles were detected in seven loci which were dropped before population genetic parameters were re-estimated and compared to the full marker suite.