Isolation of polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite markers for the large-billed scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostris)

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  • CAROLYNE BARDELEBEN,

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    1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 621 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California 90095–1606, USA,
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  • MELISSA M. GRAY,

    1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 621 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California 90095–1606, USA,
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  • JEREMY AUSTIN,

    1. Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
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  • ISABEL AMORIM DO ROSÁRIO

    1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 621 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California 90095–1606, USA,
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Carolyne Bardeleben, Fax: 310-206-3987; E-mail: carolyne@ucla.edu

Abstract

We isolated 12 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the large-billed scrubwren Sericornis magnirostris from genomic libraries enriched for (AAGG)n and (AACC)n repetitive elements and characterized them in 11 individuals. The number of alleles ranged from four to 15 per locus with the observed heterozygosity ranging from 0.14 to 0.91. These markers will be useful to address questions concerning population genetic structure and models of speciation.

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