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DNA sequence analysis to guide the release of blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna, Psittaciformes, Aves) from the illegal trade back into the wild
This study evaluated the genetic relationships between 13 illegally captured blue-and-yellow macaws selected for release in northeastern Goiás, Brazil, and previously studied Brazilian macaw populations to identify the seized macaws that were genetically similar to those from northwestern Goián and that were therefore most suitable forrelease in that area.
Development and characterization of novel microsatellite loci for the Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva, Psittaciformes, Aves) and cross-species amplification for other two threatened Amazona
25 polymorphic microsatellite loci were identified in silico and characterized for the Blue-fronted Amazon and will be useful for analyzing population genetic structure and making conservation and management decisions, as well as for parentage analysis and the control of commercial breeding of Aa and potentially other Amazona species.
In silico identification and characterization of novel microsatellite loci for the Blue-and-yellow Macaw Araararauna (Linnaeus, 1758) (Psittaciformes, Psittacidae)
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.
Polymorphic microsatellite loci and partial mitogenome for the Chestnut-bellied Seed-finch Sporophila angolensis (Aves, Passeriformes) using next generation sequencing
The high levels of polymorphism for these loci, as well as their high paternity exclusion probability and low identity probability, indicate that they hold potential for parentage analyses and population genetics studies of S. angolensis.