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New polymorphic microsatellite loci in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus

Garnier S., Durand P.Y., Arnathau C., Risterucci A.M., Esparza-Salas R., Cellier-Holzem E., Sorci G.. 2009. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9 (3) : p. 1063-1065.

We developed 13 new polymorphic microsatellite loci in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus), which exhibited from 2 to 15 alleles. Observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.17 to 0.77 and from 0.35 to 0.85, respectively. We detected no linkage disequilibrium between loci. Allele frequencies supported Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium for 8 loci out of 13 after Bonferroni correction. Combined with loci previously isolated in the house sparrow, these new microsatellite markers provide valuable tools to study population genetics of this species. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : moineau; bourgogne

Thématique : Génétique et amélioration des animaux; Ecologie animale

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