Contents

Abstract

The bush stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius Latham), a ground-nesting nocturnal bird, is endangered in southern Australia due to habitat modification and introduced predators. To provide tools for conservation, ecological and behavioural studies, we isolated variable microsatellite repeat sequences and designed primers for PCR amplification in this species. Primer pairs were developed and levels of diversity were assessed for eight microsatellite loci, including one locus linked to the gene encoding Microtubule-Associated Protein 2, a protein important for behavioural imprinting in birds, and one sex-linked locus. Isolated loci contained allelic diversity of between 5 and 17 alleles.

Bibliographic Data

Title
Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the bush stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius), a declining Australian bird
Author
Mason, R. A. B; Price, C; Boles, W. E; Gray, K-A; Rickard, E; Eldridge, M.D.B; Johnson, R.N
Year
2014
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Australian Journal of Zoology
Number of pages
421-423
Images
False
Volume
61
Abstract URL
Abstract