A revisit to a low-cost method for the isolation of microsatellite markers: the case of the endangered Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus)

Qi Luan, Lim and Nurul Adilah, Ismail and Ramitha, Arumugam and Wei Lun, Ng and Christina Seok Yien, Yong and Ahmad, Ismail and Jeffrine J., Rovie-Ryan and Norsyamimi, Rosli and Geetha, Annavi (2019) A revisit to a low-cost method for the isolation of microsatellite markers: the case of the endangered Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus). Malayan Nature Journal, 71 (4). pp. 423-437. ISSN 0025-1291

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There are many approaches to develop microsatellite markers. Despite the availability of the more advanced technology in the market, due to budget constraints, we revisited an easy and rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) cloning-sequencing method to design microsatellite markers for Tapirus indicus. Using six random amplified microsatellite markers, this study had rapidly generated 45 unique genomic sequences containing microsatellites. After screening 15 terminal and seven intermediate microsatellite loci, we shortlisted five and seven which were amplified either by single- or multiplex PCR using the economical three-primer PCR method. Genotyping attempts were made with ten T. indicus individuals using three of the terminal microsatellite loci and all seven intermediate loci. However, none of the terminal microsatellite loci were considered useful for population genotyping studies, while the seven intermediate loci showed good amplification but were monomorphic in the ten samples and the subsequent 51 tapir samples. Despite successful detection of amplified loci, we would like to highlight that, researchers who are interested in this alternative method for isolation of microsatellite loci to be cautious and be aware of the limitations and downfalls reported herein that could render these loci unsuitable for population genotyping.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tapirus indicus, Malayan tapir, Asian tapir, Random Amplified Microsatellite, microsatellite development, genotyping, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Ryan Japning
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 01:22
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 01:22
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35979

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