Microsatellite loci for great white herons and great blue herons (Aves, Ardeidae, Ardea herodias)


Journal Article

We used an enrichment technique to isolate 60 microsatellite loci in Ardea herodias. We developed primers for 17 loci, screened for variation in A. herodias and attempted to amplify these loci in three closely related species (A. alba, A. cinerea and A. cocoi). Fifteen loci were polymorphic in A. herodias. Observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.10 to 0.81. Two loci appeared to be monomorphic in A. herodias, but exhibited variation in product size among species within the genus. Our ability to amplify polymorphic products in closely related species suggests that these markers may be useful in other herons.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McGuire, HL; Noor, MAF

Published Date

  • June 26, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 170 - 172

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-8278

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2002.00191.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus