Polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the Hwamei (Garrulax canorus canorus) (Timaliidae)

Yi Jiun Huang, Chienhsun Chen, Shou Hsien Li*

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Eight polymorphic tetrarepeat (GATA)n, microsatellite loci were isolated from a babbler, Hwamei (Garrulax canorus canorus). We evaluated the polymorphism of these microsatellite loci by genotyping 36-48 individuals from the Asian mainland. The number of alleles for each locus ranged from eight to 29. The heterozygosity was between 0.587 and 0.978. Except for one locus, genotype frequencies of these microsatellites did not significantly deviate from the Hardy-Weinberg expectation. These markers should be useful for monitoring potential hybridization between different Hwamei subspecies and provide new insights into the mating system and geographical differentiation of these birds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun


  • Garrulax canorus
  • Microsatellite
  • Paternity
  • Population genetics
  • Tetra-repeat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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