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Title: In silico identification and characterization of novel microsatellite loci for the Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna (Linnaeus, 1758) (Psittaciformes, Psittacidae)
Authors: Lima-Rezende, Cássia Alves
Fernandes, Gislaine Aparecida
Silva, Helder Elias da
Dobkowski-Marinho, Sarah
Santos, Victor Fernandes
Rodrigues, Fernando Pacheco
Caparroz, Renato
metadata.dc.identifier.orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4883-4023
Assunto:: Animais selvagens em cativeiro
Tráfico de animais
Parentesco
Papagaio (Ave)
Vida selvagem - conservação
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Genética
Citation: LIMA-REZENDE, Cássia Alves et al. In silico identification and characterization of novel microsatellite loci for the Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna (Linnaeus, 1758) (Psittaciformes, Psittacidae). Genetics and Molecular Biology, v. 42, n. 1, p. 68-73, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-4685-gmb-2017-0338. Disponível em: http://scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1415-47572019000100068. Acesso em: 23 jan. 2020.
Abstract: The illegal trade is a major threat to many bird species, and parrots are common victims of this activity. Domestic and international pet markets are interested on different parrot species, such as the Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna). This South American macaw is not globally threatened, but is under protection from over-exploitation. This study aimed to identify and characterize novel microsatellite loci for population and parentage analysis of A. ararauna. Scaffold sequences of Ara macao available in the NCBI database were used for microsatellite searches using MsatCommander software. We tested a total of 28 loci, from which 25 were polymorphic, one was monomorphic, and two did not generated amplification products. For polymorphic loci, the mean number of alleles was 8.24 (4 – 15 alleles per locus), the observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.333 to 0.917, and the expected heterozygosity from 0.353 to 0.890. The paternity exclusion probability and identity probability were highly discriminatory. Thus, these novel microsatellite markers can be useful for population assignment and paternity tests, helping the authorities to manage macaws from the illegal trafficking and control commercial breeders.
Licença:: License information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (type CC-BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original article is properly cited.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-4685-gmb-2017-0338
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