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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 2274-2282

Microsatellite Markers in Conservation and Management of Wildlife: a Brief Perspective
Kush Shrivastava1, Rebeka Sinha2, Shweta Singh Chauhan3 and Mohan Singh Thakur1,4*
1Division of Animal Genetics, ICAR – Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP., India
2Dairy Cattle Breeding Division, ICAR – National Dairy Research Institute,Karnal, Haryana, India
3Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science and A.H., Jabalpur, M.P., India
4Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Veterinary Science and A.H., NDVSU, Jabalpur, M.P., India
*Corresponding author

Microsatellites are tandemly repeating motifs of 2- 6 bp in length, found in genomes of almost all eukaryotes. Due to their properties they have become an indispensable tool for biodiversity analysis and conservation management in wild natural populations. In this current paper, we have reviewed some of the major applications of microsatellites in wildlife conservation. The present study discussed with the role microsatellites can play in management of natural populations for conservation and the difficulties that are encountered during their field application.

Keywords: Microsatellite, Conservation genetics, Wildlife, Molecular markers, Non-invasive genotyping

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Kush Shrivastava, Rebeka Sinha, Shweta Singh Chauhan, Mohan Singh Thakur 2018. Microsatellite Markers in Conservation and Management of Wildlife: a Brief PerspectiveInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2274-2282. doi:
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