We developed novel species and sex determination methods for three Japanese mustelid species. We used DDX3Y to determine sex and generated a primer set to amplify both DDX3X and DDX3Y DNA in Mustela itatsi, M. sibirica and Martes melampus. To determine species and sex simultaneously, we generated fluorescence-labelled primers that give different fragment lengths at D-loop, DDX3X and DDX3Y of these three species using a DNA sequencer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics