Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci in the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus)

F. S. Barker, S. J. Helyar*, S. J. Kemp, M. Begon

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We describe seven polymorphic, dinucleotide microsatellite loci isolated from bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus, Rodentia: Muridae) collected from the Wirral Peninsula, United Kingdom. Microsatellites were isolated as part of a long-term study on the wider effects of host-pathogen interactions of an endemic viral disease. These microsatellites showed between five and 13 alleles per locus in these populations. Observed and expected heterozygosities varied between 0.275 to 0.777 and 0.487 to 0.794, respectively. These markers will allow us to investigate the structure of this bank vole population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


  • Clethrionomys glareolus
  • Microsatellite
  • VNTR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology

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