Contents

Abstract

Using 454 pyrosequencing and multiplex
genotyping we developed 18 novel microsatellite loci in
Epthianura albifrons (Jardine & Selby, 1828), a small
passerine threatened by loss of coastal saltmarsh. We also
tested the utility of 21 previously-developed microsatellite
loci from two con-familial species, however these were
weakly polymorphic in E. albifrons. The 18 loci developed
for E. albifrons were polymorphic with a mean of 17.1
(±2.6SE) alleles per locus. The 18 new microsatellites will
be useful tools for measuring gene flow in the Endangered
population of E. albifrons.

Bibliographic Data

Title
Development and multiplex genotyping of eighteen novel microsatellite markers for a threatened saltmarsh bird Epthianura albifrons (Meliphagidae)
Author
King, A. G; Cooke, G. M; Johnson, R. N; Major, R. E
Year
2012
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Conservation Genetics Resources
Number of pages
893-896
Images
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Volume
4
Issue
4
ISSN
1877-7252
DOI
10.1007/s12686-012-9667-9