Characterization of 22 microsatellites loci from the endangered Houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata undulata)

Faiza Chbel, Damien Broderick, Youssef Idaghdour, Amal Korrida, Paul McCormick

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Abstract

Here we present a new set of 22 microsatellite loci isolated from Chlamydotis undulata undulata, an endangered Houbara bustard found across North Africa. The number of alleles per locus ranged from one to nine, and heterozygosities ranged from 0.167 to 0.944. Total exclusionary probabilities using these loci for the first and the second parent were 0.992932 and 0.999915, respectively. Successful cross-amplification was observed in eight other Otididae species (12-22 of the 22 loci). These microsatellite markers are powerful tools for genetic identification, paternity assignment and population genetic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-487
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

Keywords

  • Chlamydotis undulata undulata
  • Desert-adapted birds
  • Houbara bustards
  • Microsatellites
  • PCR
  • Probability of exclusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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