A large panel of microsatellite markers for genetic studies in the infra-order catarrhini.
- PubMed: 19352089
Many genetic studies on catarrhines use microsatellite markers that were isolated from human DNA. A large number of these markers have been characterized in the great apes, macaques and baboons. However, there are few or no markers available for other members of this group. In this study, an extensive literature search was performed to find microsatellite markers that had been successfully amplified across a range of catarrhine species. These conserved loci can provide a valuable starting point for characterizing loci in other catarrhines. Finally, microsatellite markers were tested in a range of species that are not well represented in the literature.