Table 1

Marker variability in bighorn sheep mapping populations (range and mean ± 1 SD)

National Bison Range

Ram Mountain


Marker typing success (%)

42.0 - 100

(95.8 ± 7.8)

52.5 - 100

(94.7 ± 8.8)

Number of alleles

2 - 12

(5.40 ± 1.89)

2 - 12

(4.65 ± 1.73)

Observed heterozygosity

0.06 - 0.90

(0.66 ± 0.13)

0.14 - 0.84

(0.60 ± 0.15)

Total informative meiosis

16 - 310

(225.9 ± 54.4)

42 - 285

(171.3 ± 54.1)

Female informative meiosis

15 - 146

(106.3 ± 25.6)

20 - 142

(83.2 ± 26.6)

Male informative meiosis

1 - 181

(118.1 ± 31.6)

18 - 154

(86.4 ± 28.9)


Poissant et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:524   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-524

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