A panel of polymorphic bovine, ovine and caprine microsatellite markers

S J Kemp, O Hishida, J Wambugu, A Rink, M L Longeri, R Z Ma, Y Da, H A Lewin, W Barendse, A J Teale

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A panel of 81 new polymorphic bovine microsatellite markers is described, together with further information on a previously reported group of 16 markers. The mean polymorphism information content of the 97 markers determined in 20 cattle was 0.66. Seventy-three of these markers have been assigned to chromosomes by either linkage analysis or use of hybrid cell panels. Thirty-nine of the markers were polymorphic in sheep, and 32 were polymorphic in goat. This study identified a set of 18 robust markers that were polymorphic in all three species and that covered 14 bovine chromosomes. This provides a single group of markers, which would be suited to genetic distance analysis and parentage control in cattle, sheep and goat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-306
Number of pages8
JournalAnimal Genetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995


  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cattle
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • DNA Primers
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genomic Library
  • Goats
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Sheep


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