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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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