Cross-species amplification of microsatellite markers in the Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus, Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus and Snowy Owl B. scandiacus for use in population genetics, individual identification and parentage studies

Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
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Abstract

Using DNA from blood and feathers, we screened twenty-four microsatellite primer pairs initially developed for six strigid owls, and four primer pairs shown to be polymorphic across avian taxa, for their utility in Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), and Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). Eight of these primers reliably amplified polymorphic fragments in Great Horned Owl, eleven in Short-eared owl, and ten in Snowy Owl. Analyses of results from presumably unrelated owls demonstrate the utility of these loci for individual identification, parentage assignment, and population genetics studies.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Cross-species amplification of microsatellite markers in the Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus, Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus and Snowy Owl B. scandiacus for use in population genetics, individual identification and parentage studies
Series title Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
DOI 10.3312/jyio.44.1
Volume 44
Issue 1
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
Publisher location Tokyo
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description 12 p.
First page 1
Last page 12
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