Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellitemarkers for the crested caracara, Caracara cheriway

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Abstract

We isolated novel microsatellites from the crested caracara (Caracara cheriway) with a shotgun pyrosequencing approach. We tested 80 loci for polymorphism among 20 individuals from the threatened Florida population. Fourteen loci were polymorphic. The mean number of alleles was 2.21 (range 2–3) and the mean observed heterozygosity was 0.41 (range 0.15–0.65). None of the 14 polymorphic loci exhibited significant linkage disequilibrium nor did they deviate significantly from Hardy–Weinberg expectations. We also report 16 monomorphic loci.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellitemarkers for the crested caracara, Caracara cheriway
Series title Conservation Genetics Resources
DOI 10.1007/s12686-015-0423-9
Volume 7
Issue 2
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Seattle
Description 3 p.
First page 557
Last page 559
Country United States
State Florida