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From: CNAH <jcollins@...
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 6:55:28 AM
Subject: Tortoise Tissues Needed
CNAH RESEARCH REQUEST Number 173
The Center for North American Herpetology
27 April 2009
GOPHERUS TISSUE SAMPLES NEEDED
I am a graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi conducting a
phylogeographic study of Gopherus polyphemus using mtDNA and microsatellites. I
have already collected over 400 samples throughout the range but have sampling gaps,
especially in the eastern portion of the range. I am also optimizing > 20 new polymorphic
microsatellite loci for G. polyphemus, and would like to test for cross-species
amplification in other species within the genus Gopherus. If anyone would be able to
contribute Gopherus sp. blood/tissue samples to this effort, I would be willing to supply
the materials (i.e., vials, buffer, syringes, and needles) and pay for shipping costs.
Please contacted me or my major advisor at:
Thanks for your assistance.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5018
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
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