Geographical partitioning of microsatellite variation in the sarus crane

  title={Geographical partitioning of microsatellite variation in the sarus crane},
  author={Kenneth L. Jones and Jeb A. Barzen and Mary V. Ashley},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
The sarus crane (Grus antigone) ranges across two continents and is the only species of crane (Gruidae) that breeds in India and Southeast Asia. Four subspecies, the Indian sarus (G. a. antigone), the eastern sarus (G. a. sharpii), the Australian sarus (G. a. gillae) and the extinct Philippine sarus (G. a. luzonica) were originally described through morphological, plumage, and/or geographical differences. The ranges of the Indian and eastern sarus converge in eastern India and Myanmar, but the… 

The sarolga: conservation implications of genetic and visual evidence for hybridization between the brolga Antigone rubicunda and the Australian sarus crane

It is suggested that genetic analysis of shed feathers could potentially offer a cost-effective means to provide ongoing monitoring of this migration of sarus crane populations, and provides the first definitive evidence that both brolgas and sarus cranes migrate between the Gulf Plains and major non-breeding locations on the Atherton Tablelands.

The sarolga: conservation implications of genetic and visual evidence for hybridization between the brolga Antigone rubicunda and the Australian sarus crane Antigone antigone gillae

It is suggested that genetic analysis of shed feathers could potentially offer a cost-effective means to provide ongoing monitoring of this migration between the Gulf Plains, the principal breeding area for sarus cranes, and major non-breeding locations on the Atherton Tablelands.

Genetic Diversity of Captive Eastern Sarus Crane in Thailand Inferred from Mitochondrial Control Region Sequence and Microsatellite DNA markers

Assessment of genetic diversity of captive crane populations at Khao Kheow Open Zoo and Bangpra Water Bird Breeding Station, Chonburi Province suggested that the two captive populations are genetically similar and shared many common alleles, which supported by haplotype network and phylogenetic analyses.

Screening and application of microsatellite markers for genetic diversity analysis of captive eastern sarus crane Grus antigone sharpii Blanford, 1895 in Thailand.

High level of genetic diversity of the captive crane population in Thailand is revealed and it is suggested that the breeding stocks may be suitable for ensuring a sustainable breeding program in the future.

Subspecies in the Sarus Crane Antigone antigone revisited; with particular reference to the Australian population

It is shown that there is clear genetic disjunction in the Sarus Crane Antigone antigone, where previously the variation had appeared to be clinal, and failure to detect subspecies through initial genetic profiling does not mean discontinuities are absent and has significance for other cases where subspecies are dismissed.

Microsatellite variability data confirm low genetic differentiation of western and eastern subspecies of common crane Grus grus L. (Gruidae, Aves)

Despite the low level of differentiation, it is necessary to consider subspecies and local populations of the common crane as separate conservational units and a more detailed population genetic analysis using a complex of molecular markers.

The status of botanical exploration and plant conservation in Cambodia

Anlung Pring is one of three areas dedicated to eastern sarus crane Antigone antigone sharpii conservation during the non-breeding season in Cambodia. Because the identity and availability of major

Rangewide molecular structuring in the Utah sucker (Catostomus ardens)

The Utah sucker (Catostomus ardens) is endemic to the Bonneville Basin and the upper Snake River drainage in western North America, and is thought to hybridize with the federally endangered June




A minimum-length network for the Sarus Crane haplotypes reveals at least one instance of direct ancestry and one hard polytomy, but shows no phylogeographic partitioning of haplotypes among subspecies and Estimated sequence divergence times, neutral coalescent imes, and data on the Quaternary geology of Australasia suggest hat Sarus Cranes colonized Australia during the late Pleistocene.


Paternity for 2 individuals sharing the same mother and 5 potential fathers was established by investigating 6 polymorphic loci and the primers developed yield amplicons of the expected size from other crane species with greater than 90% success.

High level of genetic differentiation for allelic richness among populations of the argan tree [Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels] endemic to Morocco

It is shown that the measure of subdivision, θST, obtained when allelic richness is used in place ofh (Nei's index of diversity), is much larger than the FST, which suggests that rare alleles have a more scattered distribution than more frequent ones.

Inference of population structure using multilocus genotype data.

A model-based clustering method for using multilocus genotype data to infer population structure and assign individuals to populations that can be applied to most of the commonly used genetic markers, provided that they are not closely linked.

Refining the Whooping Crane Studbook by Incorporating Microsatellite DNA and Leg‐Banding Analyses

Improvements to the studbook were accomplished by addition of pedigree information derived from leg‐banding data on wild juvenile and founder similarity coefficients calculated from microsatellite DNA profiles to the original studbook pedigree.

The Birds of the Malay Peninsula: a General Account of the Birds inhabiting the Region from the Isthmus of Kra to Singapore, with the adjacent Islands

THE present work is one of five volumes, in which Mr. Robinson proposes to deal with the birds of the Malaysian region. In the volume under review he describes what he calls “The Commoner Birds,”

The use of microsatellite analysis in population biology: background, methods and potential applications.

This chapter summarizes background information having implications for population studies, and attempts to provide a rationale and overview of methodology for microsatellite analysis.

The cranes : status survey and conservation action plan

The cranes are among the most ancient and distinctive families of birds on earth, yet they are among the world's most threatened groups of birds. This action plan describes the many different sorts


  • M. Slatkin
  • Mathematics
    Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • 1985
A method for estimating the average level of gene flow in a subdivided population, as measured by the average number of migrants exchanged between local populations, Nm, is presented and it is shown that this result is relatively insensitive to changes in parameters of the model other than Nm and the number of individuals sampled per population.

Microsatellites and their application to population genetic studies.