Characterization of 14 microsatellite marker loci in the grey bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus)

J. A. Sommer, R. C. Barber, R. M. Huebinger, C. Grassi, J. E. Williamson, E. E. Louis

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Fourteen nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from a genomic DNA library derived from a free-ranging bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) from Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Expected and observed heterozygosity levels were determined for populations of bamboo lemurs from Ranomafana National Park and a nonprotected area near Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar. Although genotype frequencies for all but one marker were within Hardy-Weinberg expectations for the Tsinjoarivo population, this was not the case for the Ranomafana samples. It is probable that the deviation of genotype frequencies from Hardy-Weinberg expectations in Ranomafana was precipitated by the presence of two taxa within the sample population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


  • Genetic markers
  • Grey bamboo lemur
  • Hapalemur
  • Madagascar
  • Microsatellites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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