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Isolation of polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite markers in the satin bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

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  • CAROLYNE BARDELEBEN,

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    1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 621 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California 90095–1606,
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  • RACHAEL L. MOORE,

    1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 621 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California 90095–1606,
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  • JAMES A. NICHOLLS,

    1. Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia,
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  • JEREMY J. AUSTIN,

    1. Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia,
    2. Science Department, Museum Victoria, GPO Box 666E, Melbourne, Vic. 3001, Australia
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  • TIMOTHY E. ROBSON

    1. Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia,
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Carolyne Bardeleben, Fax: 310-206-3987; E-mail: carolyne@ucla.edu

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.

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