Technical Note

Conservation Genetics

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 1357-1361

Development of 37 microsatellite loci for the great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) and other Strix spp. owls

  • Joshua M. HullAffiliated withWildlife and Ecology Unit, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of California Email author 
  • , John J. KeaneAffiliated withSierra Nevada Research Center, Pacific Southwest Research Station, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
  • , Lisa A. TellAffiliated withDepartment of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California
  • , Holly B. ErnestAffiliated withWildlife and Ecology Unit, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of CaliforniaDepartment of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California

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Abstract

We developed 37 great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) microsatellite primers from CA and TAGA enriched genomic libraries. Primers were tested in 15 great gray owls from California, USA and Alberta, Canada as well as two other Strix species, spotted owl (S. occidentalis) and barred owl (S. varia). These markers will have broad application in investigations of Strix population structure and genetic diversity.

Keywords

Microsatellite Great gray owl Owl Strix nebulosa Strigidae