Conservation Genetics

, 10:1195

Fifteen polymorphic microsatellite loci from Jamaican streamertail hummingbirds (Trochilus)

  • Stacey L. Lance
  • Cris Hagen
  • Travis C. Glenn
  • Robb T. Brumfield
  • Katherine Faust Stryjewski
  • Gary R. Graves
Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-008-9748-1

Cite this article as:
Lance, S.L., Hagen, C., Glenn, T.C. et al. Conserv Genet (2009) 10: 1195. doi:10.1007/s10592-008-9748-1

Abstract

We isolated and characterized 15 microsatellite loci from the endemic Jamaican streamertail hummingbird Trochilus polytmus. Loci were screened in 12 individuals of both T. polytmus and its sister species T. scitulus, also a Jamaican endemic. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 10, observed heterozygosity ranged from 0 to 1, and the probability of identity values ranged from 0.038 to 0.663. These new loci provide tools for characterizing the narrow hybrid zone between the two species.

Keywords

Black-billed streamertailHummingbirdJamaicaMicrosatellitePCR primersSSRSTRRed-billed streamertailTrochilus polytmusTrochilus scitulus

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stacey L. Lance
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cris Hagen
    • 2
  • Travis C. Glenn
    • 1
  • Robb T. Brumfield
    • 3
    • 4
  • Katherine Faust Stryjewski
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Gary R. Graves
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Health ScienceUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Savannah River Ecology LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAikenUSA
  3. 3.Museum of Natural ScienceLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biological SciencesLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  5. 5.Department of BiologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  6. 6.Department of Vertebrate Zoology MRC-116, National Museum of Natural HistorySmithsonian InstitutionWashingtonUSA