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Characterization of microsatellite loci in Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) and cross-amplification in other penguin species.


Schlosser, J A; Garner, W J; Dubach, M; McElligott, A G (2003). Characterization of microsatellite loci in Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) and cross-amplification in other penguin species. Molecular Ecology Resources, 3(1):62-64.

Abstract

The Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) was once very common throughout its range along the coast of Peru and Chile. Today, listed as endangered, it is crucial to gain an understanding of gene flow and levels of genetic variation between breeding colonies to protect this species effectively. We developed seven microsatellite primers to investigate gene flow and population structure among four colonies. Locus-specific allelic diversity ranges from five to 11 alleles and observed heterozygosity ranges from 0.50 to 0.88. These markers cross-amplify in eight penguin species over five genera.

The Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) was once very common throughout its range along the coast of Peru and Chile. Today, listed as endangered, it is crucial to gain an understanding of gene flow and levels of genetic variation between breeding colonies to protect this species effectively. We developed seven microsatellite primers to investigate gene flow and population structure among four colonies. Locus-specific allelic diversity ranges from five to 11 alleles and observed heterozygosity ranges from 0.50 to 0.88. These markers cross-amplify in eight penguin species over five genera.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Zoology (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Language:English
Date:2003
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:15
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:14
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1755-098X
Publisher DOI:10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00349.x
Related URLs:http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00349.x

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