Development of 10 microsatellite loci for Yellow-billed Magpies (Pica nuttalli) and corvid ecology and West Nile virus studies

Holly B Ernest, Jay A. Well, Jennifer D. Kurushima

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Abstract

We developed 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci for Yellow-billed Magpies (Pica nuttalli). The primers were tested across a population of 57 Central California Yellow-billed Magpies and displayed an average of 3.9 alleles per locus. Forty-one American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) from California were polymorphic for seven of the loci with an average of 2.9 alleles per locus. One additional microsatellite-containing locus displayed diagnostic allele sizes and may be useful to distinguish between the two species. These corvid specific microsatellites will aid ecological studies of the population-level effects of diseases, such as West Nile virus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

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Pica
West Nile virus
Ecology
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Microsatellite Repeats
Crows
allele
Alleles
microsatellite repeats
ecology
loci
Corvus brachyrhynchos
alleles
Population
Pica nuttalli

Keywords

  • Corvus brachyrhynchos
  • Crow
  • Magpie
  • Microsatellite
  • Pica nuttalli
  • West Nile virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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Development of 10 microsatellite loci for Yellow-billed Magpies (Pica nuttalli) and corvid ecology and West Nile virus studies. / Ernest, Holly B; Well, Jay A.; Kurushima, Jennifer D.

In: Molecular Ecology Resources, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 196-198.

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