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Type: Journal article
Title: Isolation and characterisation of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the threatened mound-building malleefowl, Leipoa ocellata (Aves:Megapodiidae)
Author: Cope, T.
Bertozzi, T.
Mulder, R.
Donnellan, S.
Citation: Australian Journal of Zoology, 2016; 64(1):33-35
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 0004-959X
1446-5698
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Taneal M. Cope, Terry Bertozzi, Raoul A. Mulder and Stephen C. Donnellan
Abstract: Using 454 pyrosequencing and genomic enrichment techniques we developed 12 polymorphic markers for the endangered megapode, the malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata). Pyrosequencing on a 454 instrument resulted in 65 536 reads, with 3469 containing microsatellite repeats. Of these, 232 contained unique flanking sequences and had more than 8 repeat motifs.Wechose 13 loci based on reliability of amplification and, from these, 12 unlinked loci were selected for genotyping. In a single population (n = 19), the 12 markers were moderately polymorphic (number of alleles per locus range = 3–7) and showed moderate to high levels of heterozygosity (0.285–0.882). Nine microsatellite primer pairs developed from the brush turkey (Alectura lathami), the closest living relative of the malleefowl in the family, Megapodiidae, failed to reliably amplify malleefowl DNA.
Keywords: Endangered; megapode; population structure
Rights: Journal compilation © CSIRO 2016
RMID: 0030050429
DOI: 10.1071/ZO16014
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0776462
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