Characterization of Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula eques) microsatellite loci and their cross-utility in other parrots (Psittacidae, Aves).

Raisin, Claire and Dawson, Deborah A. and Greenwood, Andrew G. and Jones, Carl G. and Groombridge, Jim J. (2009) Characterization of Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula eques) microsatellite loci and their cross-utility in other parrots (Psittacidae, Aves). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9 (4). pp. 1231-1235. ISSN 1755-0998. (Full text available)

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Abstract

We characterized 21 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the endangered Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula eques). Loci were isolated from a Mauritius parakeet genomic library that had been enriched separately for eight different repeat motifs. Loci were characterized in up to 43 putatively unrelated Mauritius parakeets from a single population inhabiting the Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius. Each locus displayed between three and nine alleles, with the observed heterozygosity ranging between 0.39 and 0.96. All loci were tested in 10 other parrot species. Despite testing few individuals, between seven and 21 loci were polymorphic in each of seven species tested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: AVES;cross-species utility;Mauritius parakeet;microsatellite;parrot;Psittacidae
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jim Groombridge
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:36
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 14:12
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27505 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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