In silico identification and characterization of novel microsatellite loci for the Blue-and-yellow Macaw Araararauna (Linnaeus, 1758) (Psittaciformes, Psittacidae)

  title={In silico identification and characterization of novel microsatellite loci for the Blue-and-yellow Macaw Araararauna (Linnaeus, 1758) (Psittaciformes, Psittacidae)},
  author={C{\'a}ssia Alves Lima-Rezende and Gislaine Aparecida Fernandes and Helder Elias da Silva and Sarah Dobkowski-Marinho and Victor Fernandes Santos and Fernando Pacheco Rodrigues and Renato Caparroz},
  journal={Genetics and Molecular Biology},
  pages={68 - 73}
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… 
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