Characterization of 10 microsatellite loci in an avian louse, Degeeriella regalis (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae)

Maureen B. Peters, Cris Hagen, Noah K Whiteman, Patricia G. Parker, Travis C. Glenn

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Abstract

We isolated and characterized 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in an ischnoceran louse, Degeeriella regalis, which parasitizes the threatened Galápagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) and other falconiform birds. The loci were screened across 30 individuals from two island populations in the Galápagos Islands. The number of alleles per locus ranged from two to 28. Polymorphic information content ranged from 0.14 to 0.94 and observed heterozygosity ranged from 0 to 0.67. These markers will be valuable in comparative population genetics studies in this species, which is the focus of a long-term population and disease ecology research program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)882-884
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Ischnocera
Philopteridae
Phthiraptera
Psocodea
louse
lice
Islands
Microsatellite Repeats
Hawks
microsatellite repeats
loci
Population Genetics
Ecology
heterozygosity
research program
population genetics
Population
Birds
allele
Buteo

Keywords

  • Avian louse
  • Degeeriella regalis
  • Ectoparasite
  • Galápagos hawk
  • Microsatellites
  • Population genetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics

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Characterization of 10 microsatellite loci in an avian louse, Degeeriella regalis (Phthiraptera : Ischnocera: Philopteridae). / Peters, Maureen B.; Hagen, Cris; Whiteman, Noah K; Parker, Patricia G.; Glenn, Travis C.

In: Molecular Ecology Resources, Vol. 9, No. 3, 05.2009, p. 882-884.

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Peters, Maureen B. ; Hagen, Cris ; Whiteman, Noah K ; Parker, Patricia G. ; Glenn, Travis C. / Characterization of 10 microsatellite loci in an avian louse, Degeeriella regalis (Phthiraptera : Ischnocera: Philopteridae). In: Molecular Ecology Resources. 2009 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 882-884.
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