Novel polymorphic microsatellites for the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) and cross-species amplification in Alectoris graeca

E. G. Gonzalez, A. M. Castilla, R. Zardoya

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Abstract

The red-legged partridge, Alectoris rufa, is an endemic species of the southwestern Mediterranean, and the most popular game bird in the Iberian Peninsula. A total of 27 microsatellite loci was isolated from an enriched genomic library of A. rufa. Six perfect GT microsatellites were characterized and optimized in 45 individuals of A. rufa. All loci revealed high levels of polymorphism with a number of alleles that ranged from three to 13. Observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.2 to 0.6. Cross-species amplification showed that all loci were also polymorphic in rock partridge, Alectoris graeca. The new markers will be useful in determining hybridization between both species of Alectoris.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Game bird
  • Hybridization
  • Microsatellite
  • Red-legged partridge
  • Rock partridge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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