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Development and characterization of 11 microsatellite loci for the Mona Island iguana (Cyclura cornuta stejnegeri)

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  • K. G. ROSAS,

    1. Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931-3360, Puerto Rico,
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  • N. PÉREZ-BUITRAGO,

    1. Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931-3360, Puerto Rico,
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  • J. P. ACEVEDO,

    1. Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931-3360, Puerto Rico,
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  • N. MARTÍNEZ,

    1. Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931-3360, Puerto Rico,
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  • S. M. FUNK,

    1. Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931-3360, Puerto Rico,
    2. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Les Augres Manor, Trinity, Jersey JE3, 5 BP, Channel Islands, UK
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  • W. O. MCMILLAN

    1. Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931-3360, Puerto Rico,
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    • Present address: Genetics Department, North Carolina State University, PO Box 7614, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA


Keysa G, Rosas, Fax: 787-764-3875; E-mail: keysa.rosas@gmail.com

Abstract

We isolated and characterized 11 microsatellite loci in the Mona Island iguana (Cyclura cornuta stejnegeri). Eleven loci exhibit moderate to high allelic diversity (two to 12 alleles, mean = 4.5) and polymorphism (mean observed heterozygosity, 0.56; range, 0.26 to 0.78) in 41 adults. This marker set has low probability of identity and high parentage exclusion power and will be suitable for studies of paternity, social organization and relatedness in this species.

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