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Characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci for White-breasted mesites (Mesitornis variegata)
- Gamero, Anna, Buser, Andres, Kappeler, Peter M.
- Conservation genetics resources 2013 v.5 no.2 pp. 553-554
- alleles, birds, loci, microsatellite repeats, social structure, Madagascar
- We characterized 10 specific microsatellite loci for White-breasted mesites (Mesitornis variegata), an endemic bird species from western Madagascar. Nine loci were in Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium, and we detected 4–10 alleles per locus (mean = 6.1). These primers will be used to study the mating system and social organization of White-breasted mesites and may have applications for the conservation of the few remaining populations of this vulnerable and still poorly studied species.