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Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci for Allobates femoralis, an Amazonian dendrobatoid frog

Jehle, R, Gasser, H, Gautschi, B, Amezquita, A and Hodl, W 2008, 'Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci for Allobates femoralis, an Amazonian dendrobatoid frog' , Molecular Ecology Resources, 8 , pp. 1326-1328.

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Abstract

Within the anuran amphibians, dendrobatoids (poison-arrow frogs) are renowned for their parental care, but the lack of highly variable DNA markers so far precluded precise and comprehensive measurements of their genetic mating system. Here we present 10 polymorphic microsatellites for Allobates femoralis, a widespread dendrobatoid from the Amazon basin. In 24 field-collected individuals, we found between seven and 15 alleles per locus, without deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium or linkage disequilibrium. The loci will be employed to quantify reproductive success in view of male territoriality and female mate choice, as well as to determine the fine-scale genetic structure of local populations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allobates femoralis, amphibians, dendrobatoids, microsatellites, parentage, PCR primers
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QL Zoology
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Molecular Ecology Resources
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1755-098X
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2009 10:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2388

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