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Characterization of 38 microsatellite loci in the European blackbird, Turdus merula (Turdidae, AVES)

Lookup NU author(s): Lisette Coiffait, Dr Kirsten Wolff


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We characterized 38 microsatellite loci in the European blackbird, Turdus merula. Thirty-seven loci were identified by testing 242 loci that had been originally isolated in other avian species. One additional locus was isolated from a European blackbird genomic library. All loci were characterized in 20-29 blackbirds from a population in the Czech Republic and displayed between two and 16 alleles, with observed heterozygosity ranging from 0.04 to 1.00. Thirty-seven loci could be assigned a chromosome location in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) genome based on sequence homology.

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Author(s): Simeoni M, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Coiffait L, Wolff K, Evans KL, Gaston KJ, Hatchwell BJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Molecular Ecology Resources

Year: 2009

Volume: 9

Issue: 6

Pages: 1520-1526

ISSN (print): 1755-098X

ISSN (electronic): 1755-0998

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02708.x


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