Development and evaluation of 16 new microsatellite loci for the rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) and cross-species amplification for the willow grouse (L. lagopus)
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Original versionBMC Research Notes. 2018, 11 (1). 10.1186/s13104-018-3249-1
Abstract The genetic markers designed for this study can facilitate future genetic studies on the rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta). To our knowledge no microsatellite markers have ever been developed specifically for this species before. These new microsatellite markers will be useful for population genetics studies and for future conservation projects. Results Using Next Generation Sequencing 6252 potential microsatellite sequences were found. Sixteen nonpalindromic tetranucleotide microsatellites and their respective primers were selected. The markers were tested on both the rock ptarmigan and the willow grouse (L. lagopus). The number of alleles varied between 2 and 18 for the rock ptarmigan, and between 3 and 13 for the willow grouse. Expected heterozygosity was in the range 0.1244–0.8692 and 0.1358–0.8722 for the rock ptarmigan and the willow grouse, respectively.
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