Conservation Genetics

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 1021–1023

Development of twenty-five polymorphic microsatellite markers for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)

  • Jennifer A. Fike
  • Giri Athrey
  • Reed Bowman
  • Paul L. Leberg
  • Olin E. RhodesJr.
Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-008-9677-z

Cite this article as:
Fike, J.A., Athrey, G., Bowman, R. et al. Conserv Genet (2009) 10: 1021. doi:10.1007/s10592-008-9677-z

Abstract

Twenty-five polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis). The number of alleles ranged from two to five and observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.036 to 0.750. These loci should be useful tools for conducting research towards the management and conservation of this species.

Keywords

Microsatellite Red-cockaded woodpecker Picoides borealis 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer A. Fike
    • 1
  • Giri Athrey
    • 2
  • Reed Bowman
    • 3
  • Paul L. Leberg
    • 2
  • Olin E. RhodesJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forestry and Natural ResourcesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Archbold Biological StationLake PlacidUSA

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