Ten polymorphic microsatellite markers in the wanderingalbatrossDiomedea exulans

Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) Science Article 4

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We describe 10 new variable dinucleotide microsatellites in the wandering albatrossDiomedea exulans, as well as conditions for multiplexing and simultaneous genotypingsets of loci. Their variability was assessed in two and one populations from the Crozet andKerguelen archipelagos (southern Indian Ocean), respectively. Two to 13 alleles weredetected per population, and the mean gene diversity was around 0.4. The low geneticdifferentiation suggests that these populations constitute a single panmictic unit.Cross-species amplification provided some variability at three and five loci in two othermarine birds (Bulweria bulwerii and Pagodroma nivea), but none in Calonectris diomedea.

MARIE-PIERRE DUBOIS, PHILIPPE JARNE and PIERRE JOUVENTIN, Molecular Ecology Notes (2005)

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