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Microsatellite loci for Cherrie's tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis)
- KRUEGER, TERRY R., WILLIAMS, DEAN A.
- Molecular ecology notes 2006 v.6 no.3 pp. 853-855
- birds, females, loci, lowlands, males, microsatellite repeats, parentage, plumage, sexual selection, woodlands, Costa Rica
- Cherrie's tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis) is a common woodland bird of the Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica. Males and females have sexually dimorphic plumage and are socially monogamous. As part of a study of sexual selection in this species, we characterized six species-specific polymorphic microsatellite loci and one cross-species locus that works well in Cherrie's tanager to ascertain parentage.