12S rRNA, 16S rRNA and tRNAval as molecular markers

Asked July 10, 2014, 3:54 AM EDT

In many papers I saw they are using 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA and tRNAval as molecular markers for phylogenetic analyses. My question is why do they use those markers and not some others. Also, I would appreciate if you can tell me more about these markers (when to use them, Pros and Cons etc.).
Thank You in advance
Gordon

Outside United States genetics

1 Response

I would sugggest that you contact Dr. Curt Van Tassell at United States Departmetn of Agriculture.

Curtis P Van Tassell (Curt)
Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Research Geneticist (Animals)
curt.vantassell@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (301) 504-6501
Fax: (301) 504-8414
Room 113
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 306 BARC-EAST
ANIMAL GENOMICS AND IMPROVEMENT LAB
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-2350