Isolation and characterization of polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the chestnut-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps)

Clare Holleley, Andrew Russell, Simon Griffith

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We describe 18 microsatellite markers isolated in the cooperatively breeding chestnutcrowned babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps). The number of alleles ranged from seven to 16 per locus (mean Na = 10.4 ± 0.54 SE) and the expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.732 to 0.889 (mean HE = 0.836 ± 0.01 SE). Three of the 18 loci exhibited significant heterozygote deficiency, but the remaining 15 will be used to analyse population genetic structure and the mating system of this highly social species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-995
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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