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.
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Molecular Ecology Notes
Russello, M., Saranathan, V., Buhrman-Deever, S., Eberhard, J., & Caccone, A. (2007). Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the invasive monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7 (6), 990-992. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01749.x