Polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers for the grey fantail, Rhipidura albiscapa


Li Jin, Fax: 01235-861138; E-mail: Li.Jin@oxitec.com


We isolated and characterized five polymorphic microsatellite markers for the grey fantail Rhipidura albiscapa from genomic libraries enriched for (AC)n and (GT)n microsatellites. In 34 adult individuals, the number of alleles per locus ranged from eight to 17. Observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.65 to 0.94 and 0.83 to 0.94, respectively. These markers will be useful for analysing extra-pair paternity in fantails.