New Conservation Genetics Resources primer note policy


Microsatellite Records: From 01 March 2015 all papers on microsatellite data should be submitted as microsatellite records, which will be published as a collective single article each issue and presented as a table. The submission should provide the species name and an excel table in standard format, comprised on the following columns: 1-locus name; 2-primer sequences (forward above reverse in the same column); 3- repeat motif; 4-locus size range (as length of amplified fragment); 5-test population sample size; 6-numer of alleles; 7-observed heterozygosity; 8- expected heterozygosity and note when there is significant deviation from HWE. All primers must be tested at the population level for a minimum of 20 individuals from a single population. Methods details should be provided in 500 words or less and will appear as an online supplement. Heteralogous species amplifications can be provided as an optional tabulated addition to the supplementary file. The authors will be listed as a footnote in the main table for the relevant entries, and as the sole authors for the supplementary file. Sequences should be submitted to genbank and the accession numbers included in the electronic supplementary file. Microsatellite Records should focus exclusively on species of conservation value (IUCN status should be provided with the species name). They should provide a minimum of 20 useful microsatellite DNA loci, and should not be based on the cross-species application of previously published primers. If derived from EST markers, they must be determined to be novel.

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