All three species of North Pacific albatross are vulnerable or near threatened (IUCN 2013) yet microsatellite markers to study their population characteristics are lacking. We employed 250-bp paired-end whole genome shotgun sequencing on an Illumina MiSeq platform to discover microsatellite markers. We selected 16 candidate loci for screening in 36 Black-footed (Phoebastria nigripes), 12 Laysan (P. immutabilis), and 3 Short-tailed (P. albatrus) albatrosses from which we characterized 15 markers.
- PAL FINDER
- PCR primers
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics