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Title: A multiplex microsatellite set for non-invasive genotyping and sexing of the osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
Authors: Dawson, D. A.
Kleven, O.
Dos Remedios, N.
Horsburgh, G. J.
Kroglund, R. T.
Santos, T.
Hewitt, Colin R. A.
First Published: 29-Oct-2015
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Citation: Conservation Genetics Resources (2015) 7: 887.
Abstract: During the 1950s and 1970s the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) experienced a dramatic population crash and remains of conservation concern in several parts of the world. We isolated 37 microsatellite loci and assessed these in ospreys sampled in the UK and Norway (using mouth swabs/feathers). From 26 loci variable in four ospreys, we selected 13, combined these into two multiplex-PCR sets and included a sex-typing marker. Additional markers confirmed sexes. In 17 ospreys, feather-sampled in central Norway, we found 3-10 alleles per locus. The 13 loci are autosomal (heterozygotes were present in both sexes) and observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.24 to 0.94. The combined probability of identity for the 13 loci was 8.0 × 10(-12). These microsatellite loci will be useful for genetic monitoring, parentage analysis and population genetic studies of the osprey.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s12686-015-0497-4
ISSN: 1877-7252
eISSN: 1877-7260
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © The Author(s) 2015 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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