Title

Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the invasive monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2007

Abstract

Microsatellite loci were characterized for the monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) from a GTn-enriched genomic library. Twelve of 14 microsatellite loci were polymorphic, averaging 6.7 alleles per locus across the 20 individuals genotyped. Mean expected heterozygosity was 0.72, with locus-specific values ranging from 0.53 to 0.90. An equally high multilocus probability of identity (2.48 × 10-12) was revealed for this set of loci. In addition, all 12 loci were demonstrated to cross-amplify to varying extents within three additional parrot genera suggesting their potential utility for population-level studies in a broad range of Neotropical psittacines. © 2007 The Authors.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Molecular Ecology Notes

First Page

990

Last Page

992

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS