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Molecular markers for biodiversity analysis of wildlife animals: a brief review
  • I. Arif, H. Khan
  • Biology
    Animal Biodiversity and Conservation
  • 1 June 2009
This short review narrates the application of mitochondrial and nuclear markers for biodiversity analysis of wildlife animals.
A Simple Method for DNA Extraction from Mature Date Palm Leaves: Impact of Sand Grinding and Composition of Lysis Buffer
This study suggested that grinding of date palm leaf with sterile sand and inclusion of NaCl in the lysis buffer without the costly use of liquid nitrogen, PVP and LiCl, provides a DNA yield of sufficient purity, suitable for PCR amplification.
A Brief Review of Molecular Techniques to Assess Plant Diversity
This review presents a basic description of different molecular techniques that can be utilized for DNA fingerprinting and molecular diversity analysis of plant species.
Interpretation of electrophoretograms of seven microsatellite loci to determine the genetic diversity of the Arabian Oryx.
This work interpreted electrophoretograms of seven microsatellite loci to determine the genetic diversity of the Arabian Oryx and suggests that correct identification of alleles in the presence of co-amplified nonspecific fragments is important for reliable interpretation of micros satellite data.
Influence of sulfur and cadmium on antioxidants, phytochelatins and growth in Indian mustard
Major findings were: S-deficiency increases the susceptibility of plants to Cd-generated oxidative damage and modulates the AsA-GSH antioxidant cycle; SOD is not the first line of defence against metal stress and S-rich metabolites play a prime role.
DNA marker technology for wildlife conservation.
Bayesian, Maximum Parsimony and UPGMA Models for Inferring the Phylogenies of Antelopes Using Mitochondrial Markers
These findings demonstrate the efficiency and robustness of BA and UPGMA methods for phylogenetic analysis of antelopes using mitochondrial markers.
Application of RAPD for molecular characterization of plant species of medicinal value from an arid environment.
The RAPD method successfully discriminates among all the plant species, therefore providing an easy and rapid tool for identification, conservation and sustainable use of these plants.
Measuring the genetic diversity of Arabian Oryx using microsatellite markers: implication for captive breeding.
Information about the extent of heterozygosity, allelic diversity and inbreeding/outbreeding depression using microsatellite markers could be of potential relevance for the management of captive breeding programs for the conservation of Arabian oryx.