Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the lance-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia lanceolata)

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  • EMILY H. DUVAL,

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    1. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; University of California, Berkeley; 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building; Berkeley, CA 94720
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  • KAREN J. NUTT

    1. Current address: Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology; University of Cambridge; Cambridge, United Kingdom CB2 3EJ
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Emily H. DuVal, Fax: (510) 643-8238 E-mail: ehduval@socrates.berkeley.edu

Abstract

Eight microsatellite loci were isolated from the lance-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia lanceolata), a polygynous lek-breeding bird from Central America. Five of these loci were polymorphic (two to seven alleles per locus), with observed levels of heterozygosity ranging from 0.100 to 0.860 (n = 50 individuals). These variable loci provide a valuable tool for assessing patterns of parentage and relatedness within lance-tailed manakin social groups.

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