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Keywords:

  • microsatellite;
  • Troglodytes

Abstract

We cloned seven microsatellite loci from house wrens (Troglodytes aedon) using a biotin enrichment protocol. Starting with fragments generated using DOP–PCR, fragments containing microsatellite motifs AC and AAC were captured using biotinylated probes and streptavidin coated magnetic particles. Captured fragments were cloned into plasmids; prior to sequencing, the plasmids were screened for microsatellites using a simple PCR approach. Five of the loci showed variation in a sample of nine individuals.