Development of microsatellite markers in the grey-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis): Prime note

K Kawano, K EGUCHI, Keisuke Ueda, Richard Noske

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    Abstract

    The grey-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) is a cooperative breeding bird species in which nonbreeding helpers of both sexes care for the young of breeding individuals. To measure the genetic relatedness between breeders and their offspring and helpers, we developed nine microsatellite markers. Most of the loci were highly polymorphic. These loci will be useful in understanding the evolution and maintenance of cooperative breeding and helping behaviour in this species. � 2006 The Authors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)501-502
    Number of pages2
    JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
    Volume7
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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