Microsatellite analysis of the maternal origin of Myrica rubra seeds in the feces of Japanese macaques

@article{Terakawa2008MicrosatelliteAO,
  title={Microsatellite analysis of the maternal origin of Myrica rubra seeds in the feces of Japanese macaques},
  author={M. Terakawa and Y. Isagi and K. Matsui and T. Yumoto},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={663-670}
}
  • M. Terakawa, Y. Isagi, +1 author T. Yumoto
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Ecological Research
  • Identifying the maternal origin of dispersed seeds is a challenging task because it is impossible to directly track seed movement once an animal has ingested them. However, recent development of molecular techniques allows us to identify the maternal origin of dispersed seeds in natural plant populations. Here we analyzed the maternal origin of Myrica rubra seeds found in the feces of Yakushima macaques. We detected a high level of diversity among the dispersed seeds, with an average of 3.0… CONTINUE READING
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