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 species

@article{Fernandes2019DevelopmentAC,
  title={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 species},
  author={Gislaine Aparecida Fernandes and Sarah Dobkowski-Marinho and Victor Fernandes Santos and C{\'a}ssia Alves Lima-Rezende and Helder Elias da Silva and Fernando Pacheco Rodrigues and Renato Caparroz},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={46},
  pages={1377-1382}
}
Parrots are among the most threatened avian groups of the world, with illegal pet trade being a major threat to some Amazon (Amazona genus) and macaw (Ara and Anodorhynchus genera) species. Population genetic studies and effective control of commercial breeders are important actions for the conservation of these parrot species; however, few microsatellite loci are available for most Amazona species to date. In this study, 25 polymorphic microsatellite loci were identified in silico and… 
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