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The novel primers for sex identification in the brown eared-pheasant and their application to other species

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  • N. WANG,

    1. MOE Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Sciences and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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  • Z-W. ZHANG

    1. MOE Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Sciences and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Z-W. Zhang, Fax: 86-10-58807721; E-mail: zzw@bnu.edu.cn

Abstract

We designed a pair of primers for sex identification in the brown eared-pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) based on the mechanism of PCR amplification of CHD fragments, and identified the number of products. The new primers were considered to have more sensitivity than P2/P8, and cross-species application indicated that they can also be used for sex identification in other species of Phasianidae and Passeriformes.

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