Development of microsatellite markers for parentage analysis in the great tinamou (Tinamus major)

Authors

  • PATRICIA L. R. BRENNAN,

    1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, 21 Sachem Street, CT 06511, USA,
    2. Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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  • CHAZ HYSENI

    1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, 21 Sachem Street, CT 06511, USA,
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Patricia L. R. Brennan, Fax: (203) 432-3854; E-mail: patricia.brennan@yale.edu

Abstract

Eighteen microsatellite loci were isolated from great tinamous (Tinamus major), which are large terrestrial birds found in the Neotropics. These are the first primers developed for the Order Tinamiformes. Paternity analyses are possible because the levels of heterozygosity are sufficiently high (0.29–0.90).

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