Fifteen polymorphic microsatellite loci from Jamaican streamertail hummingbirds (Trochilus)

Stacey L. Lance, University of Georgia
Cris Hagen, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Travis C. Glenn, University of Georgia
Robb T. Brumfield, Louisiana State University
Katherine Faust Stryjewski, Louisiana State University
Gary R. Graves, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


We isolated and characterized 15 microsatellite loci from the endemic Jamaican streamertail hummingbird Trochilus polytmus. Loci were screened in 12 individuals of both T. polytmus and its sister species T. scitulus, also a Jamaican endemic. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 10, observed heterozygosity ranged from 0 to 1, and the probability of identity values ranged from 0.038 to 0.663. These new loci provide tools for characterizing the narrow hybrid zone between the two species. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.