Isolation and characterization of 10 microsatellite DNA markers in the oriental honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)

Guo Jing Weng, Shou-Hsien Li, Lucia Liu Severinghaus

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We designed 10 new microsatellite markers for the oriental honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) and tested them on 44 individuals. The number of alleles ranged from two to 12 with an average of five, while the observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.273 to 1.0. Linkage disequilibrium was not found. These markers are being used in a study of the ecology of this species in Taiwan. We also tested their utility on eight other raptor species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)928-930
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 1



  • Accipitridae
  • Honey buzzard
  • Microsatellite
  • Pernis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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