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BACKGROUND Microsatellites, a special class of repetitive DNA sequence, have become one of the most popular genetic markers for population/conservation genetic studies. However, its application to endangered species has been impeded by high development costs, a lack of available sequences, and technical difficulties. The water deer Hydropotes inermis is the(More)
There has been very little effort to understand genetic divergence between wild and hatchery populations of masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou). In this study, we used mitochondrial (mt) NADH dehydrogenase subunit 5 gene (ND5) and six polymorphic nuclear microsatellite DNA loci to compare the genetic variability in three hatchery broodstocks of masu salmon(More)
Using a next-generation sequencing approach, we have developed 21 novel microsatellite markers in Brachymystax lenok tsinlingensis, an endangered freshwater fish species in Korea. All new microsatellite markers were successfully genotyped using 30 samples from 2 tributaries (BA and DMZ) of the Han River. These new microsatellite markers produced 102(More)
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the most widely distributed terrestrial carnivore in the world, occurring throughout most of North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. In South Korea, however, this species has been drastically reduced due to habitat loss and poaching. Consequently, it is classified as an endangered species in Korea. As a first step of a(More)
Here, we report the information about molecular and expression characterization of NR1 gene in chum salmon for the first time. The complete NR1 subunit showed a large open-reading frame of 2844 bp in the total length of 3193 bp, and this cDNA contained a coding region encoding 948 amino acids and a stop codon. The organization of the NR1 subunit of chum(More)
Nuclear microsatellite markers for Pungtungia herzi were developed using a combination of next-generation sequencing and Sanger sequencing. One hundred primer sets in the flanking region of dinucleotide and trinucleotide repeat motifs were designed and tested for efficiency in polymerase chain reaction amplification. Of these primer sets, 16 new markers(More)
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