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Keywords:

  • microsatellite;
  • Ptilonorhynchidae;
  • Ptilonorhynchus;
  • satin bowerbird;
  • tetranucleotide

Abstract

We isolated 13 polymorphic microsatellite markers from the satin bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus from a genomic library enriched in (AAGG)n repetitive elements and characterized them in 20 individuals. The number of alleles ranged from two to 18 per locus with the observed heterozygosity ranging from 0.15 to 1.00. These markers will be useful for analysing questions concerning parentage, population genetic structure and models of speciation.