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Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for the Hawaiian coot, Fulica alai, and Hawaiian gallinule, Gallinula galeata sandvicensis, through next-generation sequencing

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https://doi.org/10.1007/s12686-014-0210-z

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Abstract

We used next generation shotgun sequencing to develop novel microsatellite markers for two endangered waterbirds; the Hawaiian coot (Fulica alai) and Hawaiian gallinule (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis). The 20 loci polymorphic in the Hawaiian coot displayed moderate allelic diversity (average 3.8 alleles/locus) and heterozygosity (average 59.5 %). The 12 loci variable for the Hawaiian gallinule exhibited lower levels of allelic diversity (average 2.4 alleles/locus) and heterozygosity (average 47.5 %). Loci were in linkage equilibrium and only one locus deviated from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium. These loci are sufficiently variable to assess levels of genetic diversity and will be useful for conservation genetic studies to aid in the management of these endangered waterbirds.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for the Hawaiian coot, Fulica alai, and Hawaiian gallinule, Gallinula galeata sandvicensis, through next-generation sequencing
Series title:
Conservation Genetics Resources
DOI:
10.1007/s12686-014-0210-z
Volume:
6
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description:
3 p.
First page:
765
Last page:
767
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N