Polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers in black grouse (Tetrao tetrix)

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Ten GATA microsatellite DNA markers were isolated and characterized from black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) using an enrichment cloning procedure. High levels of heterozygosity (mean H-o = 0.74 +/- 0.026), and a large number of alleles (range = 5-16) were resolved in 70 individuals, indicating these markers will be useful for examining parentage, inbreeding and population structure in black grouse. No evidence for linkage disequilibrium or the presence of null alleles was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages1
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • enrichment
  • grouse
  • inbreeding
  • microsatellite
  • Tetrao


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