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Development and characterization of microsatellite DNA primers for ferruginous pygmy-owls (Glaucidium brasilianum)

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  • G. PROUDFOOT,

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    1. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Room 215, Old Herman Heep Building, 2258 TAMU, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843–2258, USA
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  • R. HONEYCUTT,

    1. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Room 215, Old Herman Heep Building, 2258 TAMU, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843–2258, USA
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  • R. DOUGLAS SLACK

    1. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Room 215, Old Herman Heep Building, 2258 TAMU, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843–2258, USA
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Abstract

Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized for the ferruginous pygmy owl (Glaucidium brasilianum). Observed and expected heterozygosity were 0.07–0.85 and 0.1–0.88, respectively. Allele numbers ranged from five to 16 per locus.

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