Variation of multilocus minisatellite DNA fingerprints in avian populations

Alexander Papangelou, Michael Ham, Michael M. Miyamoto

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Abstract

In recent years, multilocus minisatellite DNA fingerprinting has remained a primary genetic technique for the quantification of nuclear DNA variation in avian populations. After surveying the literature for use of this technique in birds, frequency distributions of average band-sharing differences among individuals were generated for outbreeding populations across species. In these populations, unrelated individuals differed by about 75% of their bands, whereas 1st-order relatives varied by approximately 40%. The latter value approximated those for populations of other species with known or suspected histories of strong inbreeding and/or genetic drift. Our frequency distributions for unrelated and related individuals of outbreeding species from many different orders establish a baseline against which the band-sharing counts of other avian populations can be evaluated for the potential effects of inbreeding and drift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalZoological Studies
Volume37
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes

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minisatellite repeats
DNA fingerprinting
outbreeding
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genetic drift
nuclear genome
birds
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Keywords

  • Birds
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • Multilocus minisatellite variation
  • Population structure

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  • Animal Science and Zoology

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Papangelou, A., Ham, M., & Miyamoto, M. M. (1998). Variation of multilocus minisatellite DNA fingerprints in avian populations. Zoological Studies, 37(3), 161-168.

Variation of multilocus minisatellite DNA fingerprints in avian populations. / Papangelou, Alexander; Ham, Michael; Miyamoto, Michael M.

In: Zoological Studies, Vol. 37, No. 3, 07.1998, p. 161-168.

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Papangelou, A, Ham, M & Miyamoto, MM 1998, 'Variation of multilocus minisatellite DNA fingerprints in avian populations', Zoological Studies, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 161-168.
Papangelou, Alexander ; Ham, Michael ; Miyamoto, Michael M. / Variation of multilocus minisatellite DNA fingerprints in avian populations. In: Zoological Studies. 1998 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 161-168.
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