ARTÍCULO

Tandem repeats in the mtDNA control region on the southern grey strike endemic from the Canary Islands

Autores: Hernández Minguillón, María de los Ángeles; Campos Sánchez-Bordona, Francisco; Padilla, D.P.
Título de la revista: Ardeola-revista espanola de ornitologia
ISSN: 0570-7358
Volumen: 57
Número: 2
Páginas: 437 - 441
Fecha de publicación: 2010
Resumen:
The endemic subspecies of the southern grey shrike Lanius meridionalis koenigi in the Canary Islands is restricted to four islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote) and two islets (Alegranza and La Graciosa). A total of 174 shrikes was captured from these areas. In the Control Region of the mtDNA, 56.3% of the birds presented two tandem repeats, 31.6% three, 10.4% 2+3 repeats and finally 1.7% 2+3+4 tandem repeats. The frequency of tandem repeats was significantly different among the shrike populations analysed. The greatest genetic diversity, in relation to the tandem repeats, appeared on Fuerteventura. The proportion of tandem repeats in L. m. koenigi from the Canary Islands was clearly different in relation to the L. m. meridionalis from the Iberian Peninsula.