Isolation and characterization of 16 microsatellite loci in the Great Tit Parus major

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  • Verena Saladin,

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    1. Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
      V. Saladin. Fax: + 41 31 631 30 08; E-mail: verena.saladin@esh.unibe.ch
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  • Danielle Bonfils,

    1. Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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  • Thomas Binz,

    1. Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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  • Heinz Richner

    1. Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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V. Saladin. Fax: + 41 31 631 30 08; E-mail: verena.saladin@esh.unibe.ch

Abstract

Six dinucleotide, three trinucleotide and seven tetranucleotide microsatellite loci developed for the great tit Parus major are presented. Thirty individual birds were screened at each locus. Loci were polymorphic (four to 19 alleles per locus). These markers provide a system to study paternity, genetic diversity in natural populations, gene flow, dispersal and inbreeding.

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