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.
- Chlamydotis undulata undulata
- Desert-adapted birds
- Houbara bustards
- Probability of exclusion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)