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Microsatellite loci in the European bee-eater, Merops apiaster

Dasmahapatra, K.K. and Lessells, C.M. and Mateman, A.C. and Amos, W. (2004) Microsatellite loci in the European bee-eater, Merops apiaster. Molecular Ecology Notes, 4, 500-502. ISSN 1471-8278.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00726.x

Abstract

Twelve polymorphic microsatellite markers have been developed for the European bee-eater, Merops apiaster (Coraciiformes: Meropidae). Screening of eight individuals at these loci showed that the average allelic diversity was 5.8, with a range of two to 11 alleles per locus. The loci reported here will provide insight into the levels of extra-pair parentage, kin selection and dispersal in this species, which has co-operative breeding and nests in large colonies. [KEYWORDS: bee-eater Coraciiformes Meropidae Merops apiaster microsatellite]

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:11495
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 01:00
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