|Recommended ISAG panels of markers for parentage verification:
Horse: (Co-Chair: Gus Cothran - email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Melba Ketchum – email: email@example.com)
Nine microsatellites in two multiplexes:
(1): AHT4 – AHT5 – HMS6 – HMS7- HTG4 – VHL20;
(2): ASB2 – HMS3 - HTG10;
Comments: These markers have been tested in several horse comparison tests with a high degree of concordance among labs. There are some known difficulties with some loci but these have mostly been worked out.
Additional msats routinely used in parentage testing are ASB17, ASB23, LEX33, HMS2, HTG6 AND HTG7.
Cattle: (Chair: Cecilia Penedo – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are nine microsatellites recognized as “international marker set” which need to be included in cattle parentage panels for purposes of record exchange between laboratories. It is recommended that 12-14 markers be used routinely. The additional 3-5 markers may vary among laboratories. The “international marker set” can be amplified in a single PCR or in two multiplexes, depending upon which other markers are included in the test.
International Marker Set: BM1824, BM2113, INRA023, SPS115, TGLA122, TGLA126, TGLA227, ETH10, ETH225.
International Panel of Microsatellites for Cattle Parentage Testing (ISAG Panel)
The nine markers listed below are recommended to be shared among laboratories for purposes of record exchange. Other markers should be added to this panel to increase efficacy in parentage testing.
*This primer corrects the null allele problem discussed in the 1999-2000 Workshop.
Dog: (Chair: Hein Van Haeringen - e-mail: email@example.com)
Twenty-three microsatellites, combined into two multiplexes:
(1): AHT121 - AHT171 – AHT253 – C22.279 – FH2001 – FH2054 – FH2164 – FH2611 - FH2247 - FH2289 - INRA21 – PEZO8.
(2). AHTk211 – LEI2D2 – FH2326 – FH2328 – FH2361 – PEZ12 – PEZ22 – FH2305 – PEZ03 – PEZ10 – PEZ11.
These markers were tested for the first time at the ISAG 2001/02 Comparison test. Some discrepancy was observed among laboratories, partially due to instrumentation. Test development is still ongoing. Detailed information about the panels and test can be accessed at: http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/research/canine/ISAG/index.html
Sheep: (Chair: Liliana Di Stasio – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nineteen microsatellites, combined into three multiplexes:
(1): CSRD247 - HSC - INRA063 - MAF214 - OarAE129 - OarCP49 - FCB11 - FCB304;
(2). D5S2 - INRA005 - INRA023 - MAF65 - McM527 - OarFCB20 - SPS113;
(3). BM1258 - BM1329 - BM1818 - INRA231.
These markers were tested at the 2001/02 Comparison test. For MAF214 and OarAE129 considerable discrepancy was observed among laboratories.
Goats: (Chair: Liliana Di Stasio - e-mail: email@example.com)
Sixteen microsatellites are used, combined into three multiplexes:
(1). INRA005 - INRA063 - MAF65 - SRCRSP5 - SRCRSP8 - SRCRSP24;
(2). CSRD247 - FCB20 - ILSTS87 - INRA023 - McM527 - SRCRSP23;
(3). same as sheep.
These markers were tested at the 2001/02 Comparison test. For MAF65 considerable discrepancy was observed among laboratories.
Pigs: (contact Peter Voegeli – email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The test consists of 15 microsatellites combined into two multiplexes:
(1) S0005; S0090; S0101; S0155; S0355; S0386; SW24; SW240; SW857; SW951
(2) SW72; SW936; SW911; S0228; S0227
The comparison test 2001/2002 based on the above microsatellites was organized by the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Goettingen (Dr. J.-N. Meyer).
The test is described in the following publication:
Nechtelberger, D., Kaltwasser, C., Stur, I., Meyer, J-N., Brem, G.,
Mueller, M., Müller, S. (2001) DNA microsatellite analysis for parentage control in Austrian pigs. Animal Biotechnology 12(2), 141-144.
Deer: (Chair: Loren Skow - email: email@example.com)
There is no ISAG deer panel since no set of markers is appropriate for all "deer" which includes at least 10 or 12 species that are commonly studied.
My assessment is that generally there seems to be only one or a few individuals interested in each species and they typically develop their own marker set. I have a list of MS markers that have been tested in several cervids at the URL: http://bos.cvm.tamu.edu/bovbase.html under “cervid resources”.
(no ISAG panels available - please contact Cecilia Penedo: firstname.lastname@example.org)
(no ISAG panels available - contact Leslie Lyons: email@example.com)