Characterization of ten microsatellite loci in the Broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)

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Abstract

The Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selaphorus platycercus) breeds at higher elevations in the central and southern Rockies, eastern California, and Mexico and has been studied for 8 years in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Questions regarding the relatedness of Broad-tailed Hummingbirds banded together and then recaptured in close time proximity in later years led us to isolate and develop primers for 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci. In a screen of 25 individuals from a population in Rocky Mountain National Park, the 10 loci were found to have levels of variability ranging from two to 16 alleles. No loci were found to depart from linkage disequilibrium, although two loci revealed significant departures from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium. These 10 microsatellite loci will be applicable for population genetic analyses, investigation of mating systems and relatedness, and may help gain insight into the migration timing and routes for this species.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Characterization of ten microsatellite loci in the Broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)
Series title Conservation Genetics Resources
DOI 10.1007/s12686-010-9360-9
Volume 3
Issue 2
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 351
Last page 353
Country United States