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Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci developed and characterized from Townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii


Antoinette J. Piaggio, USDA/APHIS/WS/National Wildlife Research Center, Wildlife Genetics Laboratory, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA. Fax: (970) 266 6063; E-mail:


Two of the five subspecies of the western big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii, are listed as federally endangered with the remaining three being of conservation concern. Knowing the degree of connectivity among populations would aid in the establishment of sound conservation and management plans for this taxon. For this purpose, we have developed and characterized eight polymorphic microsatellite markers.

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