Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in European alpine marmots (Marmota marmota)

Anne Da Silva, G. Luikart, D. Allainé, P. Gautier, P. Taberlet, F. Pompanon

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For future investigations of the mating system of a highly social mammal (Marmota marmota), we identified 16 new microsatellites using an enrichment protocol. Five loci were revealed to be polymorphic. The polymorphism was rather low (two to six alleles among 24 individuals). However, these markers, added to the other six published microsatellites for M. marmota and Spermophilus citellus, will help to assess dispersal patterns and test for genetic monogamy in alpine marmots from the European Alps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-190
Number of pages2
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2003


  • Enrichment
  • Extra-pair copulation
  • Microsatellite cloning
  • Monogamy
  • Paternity assignment
  • Sciurid mammals


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