publication . Article . 2009

Characterization of Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula eques) microsatellite loci and their cross‐utility in other parrots (Psittacidae, Aves)

CLAIRE RAISIN; DEBORAH A. DAWSON; ANDREW G. GREENWOOD; CARL G. JONES; JIM J. GROOMBRIDGE;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Blackwell
  • Country: United States
Abstract
We characterized 21 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the endangered Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula eques). Loci were isolated from a Mauritius parakeet genomic library that had been enriched separately for eight different repeat motifs. Loci were characterized in up to 43 putatively unrelated Mauritius parakeets from a single population inhabiting the Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius. Each locus displayed between three and nine alleles, with the observed heterozygosity ranging between 0.39 and 0.96. All loci were tested in 10 other parrot species. Despite testing few individuals, between seven and 21 loci were polymorphic in each of seven species te...
Subjects
free text keywords: Q, Biotechnology, Genetics, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Psittacidae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Psittacula eques, Endangered species, Parakeet, biology.animal, Microsatellite, Loss of heterozygosity, Locus (genetics), Population, education.field_of_study, education

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Jones KC, Levine KF, Banks JD (2002) Characterization of 11 polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellites for forensic applications in California elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis). Molecular Ecology Notes, 2, 435-427.

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Malham J, Reuleaux A, Freeman P et al. (2006) Echo Parakeet Management Report, 2006. Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. Vacoas, Mauritius.

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Nicholls JA, Double MC, Rowell DM, Magrath RD (2000) The evolution of cooperative and pair breeding in thornbills Acanthiza (Pardalotidae). Journal of Avian Biology, 31, 165-176. [OpenAIRE]

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Abstract
We characterized 21 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the endangered Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula eques). Loci were isolated from a Mauritius parakeet genomic library that had been enriched separately for eight different repeat motifs. Loci were characterized in up to 43 putatively unrelated Mauritius parakeets from a single population inhabiting the Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius. Each locus displayed between three and nine alleles, with the observed heterozygosity ranging between 0.39 and 0.96. All loci were tested in 10 other parrot species. Despite testing few individuals, between seven and 21 loci were polymorphic in each of seven species te...
Subjects
free text keywords: Q, Biotechnology, Genetics, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Psittacidae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Psittacula eques, Endangered species, Parakeet, biology.animal, Microsatellite, Loss of heterozygosity, Locus (genetics), Population, education.field_of_study, education

Altschul SF, Madden TL, Schäffer AA et al. (1997) Gapped blast and psi-blast: a new generation of protein database search programs. Nucleic Acids Research, 25, 3389-3402. [OpenAIRE]

Dawson DA, Burke T, Hansson B et al. (2006) A predicted microsatellite map of the passerine genome based on chicken-passerine sequence similarity. Molecular Ecology, 15, 1299-1321.

IUCN (2008) Red List of Threatened Species. Available from URL: http://www.iucnredlist.org.

Jones KC, Levine KF, Banks JD (2002) Characterization of 11 polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellites for forensic applications in California elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis). Molecular Ecology Notes, 2, 435-427.

Lander ES, Green P (1987) Construction of multilocus genetic linkage maps in human. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 84, 2363-2367. [OpenAIRE]

Malham J, Reuleaux A, Freeman P et al. (2006) Echo Parakeet Management Report, 2006. Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. Vacoas, Mauritius.

Marshall TC, Slate J, Kruuk LEB, Pemberton JM (1998) Statistical confidence for likelihood-based paternity inference in natural populations. Molecular Ecology, 7, 639-655. (http:// helios.bto.edsac.uk/evolgen/cervus/cervus.html).

Nicholls JA, Double MC, Rowell DM, Magrath RD (2000) The evolution of cooperative and pair breeding in thornbills Acanthiza (Pardalotidae). Journal of Avian Biology, 31, 165-176. [OpenAIRE]

Raymond M, Rousset F (1995) GenePop (version 1.2): population genetics software for exact tests and ecumenism. Journal of Heredity, 86, 248-249. (http://genepop.curtin.edu.au/).

Rice WR (1989) Analysing tables of statistical tests. Evolution, 43, 223-225.

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publication . Article . 2009

Characterization of Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula eques) microsatellite loci and their cross‐utility in other parrots (Psittacidae, Aves)

CLAIRE RAISIN; DEBORAH A. DAWSON; ANDREW G. GREENWOOD; CARL G. JONES; JIM J. GROOMBRIDGE;