Table 1

Identification of avian microsatellite sequences of high cross-species utility*
Motif ZF CH ZF-CH consensus sequences created Primer sets designed
n % n % n % n %
AT/TA 3,586 56 2,700 41 16 38 4 17
CA/GT 2,329 36 2,711 41 22 52 16 67
GA/CT 543 8 1,169 18 4 10 4 17
GC/CG 0 0 1 <0.1 0 0 0 0
Total 6,458 6,581 42 24

*possessing at least eight dinucleotide repeat units and based on a search of the zebra finch (ZF) and chicken (CH) genomes using the marker development criteria outlined in the Methods section.

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Dawson et al. BMC Genomics 2013 14:176   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-176

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