News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)
The Jose Castresana lab from IBE identified in this work around 200 intron markers suitable for their amplification in rodents. For each marker, they provide all necessary information for primer design in different rodent groups. They also confirmed for ten of these introns their ease of amplification in different rodent species and their high variability. With this work and a previous work dedicated to marker identification in other mammalian orders, the IBE researchers complete their search for fast sequence markers to study multilocus species trees of mammals.
Rodríguez-Prieto, A., Igea, J., and Castresana, J. 2014. Development of rapidly evolving intron markers to estimate multilocus species trees of rodents. PLOS ONE 9, e96032