Development of 12 new microsatellite markers for the naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber Academic Article uri icon


  • Twelve novel microsatellite markers were developed for the naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber, a species characterized by a social structure analogous to that seen in eusocial insects. All but one locus (Hglab01) were found to be polymorphic across the 33 samples screened, with the number of alleles ranging from one to seven (average 3.58). Average observed and expected estimates of heterozygosity were 0.328 and 0.533, respectively. These are the first microsatellites developed for H. glaber and provide a useful tool for further population and mating system studies. 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ingram, C. M., Troendle, N. J., Gill, C. A., & Honeycutt, R. L.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Ingram, Colleen M||Troendle, Nicholas J||Gill, Clare A||Honeycutt, Rodney L

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM