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Isolation and characterization of 100 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus)

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  • SONJA JAARI,

    1. Ecological Genetics Research Unit, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, PO Box 65, FI-00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
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  • KAISA VÄLIMÄKI,

    1. Ecological Genetics Research Unit, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, PO Box 65, FI-00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
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  • JUHA MERILÄ

    1. Ecological Genetics Research Unit, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, PO Box 65, FI-00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
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Juha Merilä, Fax: +358-9-191 57694, E-mail: juha.merila@helsinki.fi

Abstract

We describe primers and polymerase chain reaction conditions to amplify 100 microsatellite loci from the Siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus). The primers were tested on two geographically separated Finnish populations. The developed primer pairs yielded an average of 4.72 alleles per locus (range one to 17) and an average observed heterozygosity of 0.55 (range 0.04 to 1).

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