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Conservation Genetics

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 1345–1348 | Cite as

Isolation and characterization of 18 microsatellite loci in the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

  • Rosa Agudo
  • Severine Roques
  • Juan Antonio Galarza
  • Ciro Rico
  • Fernando Hiraldo
  • José Antonio Donázar
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Abstract

We developed 18 new microsatellite loci for the endangered Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus). Microsatellite loci were screened for variation in two different populations belonging to separate subspecies: the nominal N. p. percnopterus and the Canarian N. p. majorensis. Mean expected heterosygosities were respectively 0.51 and 0.46, while the mean number of alleles per locus was 4.7 and 3.9. These new markers allow further genetic studies for the endangered Canarian Egyptian Vulture.

Keywords

Neophron percnopterus Microsatellites Egyptian vulture Conservation genetics 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Ana Trujillano, Laura Gangoso J. Manuel Grande, Olga Ceballos, Ainara Cortés and Manuel de la Riva for their fieldwork assistance. We also thank Inés Rico for her assistance in laboratory procedures and the genomic library development. We want to thank to Cabildo of Fuerteventura and INIPRO (LIFE04 NAT/ES/000067) for their logistic facilities. This work has been financed by the Ministry of Science and Education of Spain (Project CGL2004–00270).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosa Agudo
    • 1
  • Severine Roques
    • 1
  • Juan Antonio Galarza
    • 1
  • Ciro Rico
    • 1
  • Fernando Hiraldo
    • 1
  • José Antonio Donázar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied BiologyEstación Biológica de Doñana, C.S.I.CSevillaSpain

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