primate genetic test data sheet
Genotyping of cynomolgus macaque DNA by PCR fragment analysis
- This assay identifies genetic origin of a cynomolgus macaque sample by
microsatellite marker analysis. It uses five
Macaca fascicularis genomic markers to determine the relatedness of
two animals, or to attribute a sample to a source animal.
Cynomolgus macaques (Macaca
fascicularis) are valuable animal models for linkage studies
of genetic diseases. Colony management of these nonhuman
primates therefore requires careful characterization of the
genetic relationships among them. Microsatellite markers are
often used to assist in colony management, conservation work,
and paternity testing of nonhuman primates (Raveendrana et al.,
Microsatellites are short tandem nucleotide repeats (STR) of 2-6
nucleotides, most commonly a repeating CA pattern, usually
occurring in non-coding parts of the genome. They are abundantly
present in the genomes of almost all organisms, and are highly variable in number of
repeats. Since these markers are inherited in Mendelian fashion,
they are especially suitable for linkage analysis because of the
high degree of polymorphism among individual animals.
Identify paternity relationship between two cynomolgus macaques
Linkage analysis for inherited disease management
Colony management of inbreeding
Raveendrana, M., Harrisb, R.A., Milosavljevicb, A., Johnsona, Z.,
Shelledya, W., Cameronc, J., Rogers, J. (2006) Designing new
microsatellite markers for linkage and population genetic
analyses in rhesus macaques and other nonhuman primates.
0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) tube, or buccal swab, or 0.2 ml fresh, frozen or
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PCR / microsatellite marker analysis