Microsatellite loci continue to be important tools in genetic analysis of populations and experimental families. Twelve new microsatellite sequences for the turkey were obtained from a small insert M13 library. Polymorphism at these new loci was examined in both domestic and wild birds. Seven of 12 loci were polymorphic in domestic turkeys, whereas 10 loci were polymorphic in our sample of wild birds.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors thank David Harry, Nicholas Turkey Breeding Farms, for providing blood samples and Lee-son Alexander for laboratory assistance. Wild-turkey DNA samples were kindly provided by Emily Latch, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University. This research was supported by a grant from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, US Department of Agriculture (2001-35205-9494). K. M. Reed was supported in part by a Cargill Research Excellence Fellowship.
- Genetic analysis