Review: microsatellite markers in amphibian conservation genetics
Jehle, R and Arntzen, JW 2002, 'Review: microsatellite markers in amphibian conservation genetics' , Herpetological Journal, 12 , pp. 1-9.
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Recent technical advances allow straightforward access to genetic information directly drawn from DNA. The present article highlights the suitability of high variation molecular genetic markers, such as microsatellites, for studies relevant to amphibian conservation. Molecular markers appear particularly useful for i) measuring local gene flow and migration, ii) assigning individuals to their most likely population of origin, iii) measuring effective population size through the between-generation comparison of allele frequencies, and iv) detecting past demographic bottlenecks through allele frequency distortions. We demonstrate the use of some newly developed analytical tools on newt (Triturus sp.) microsatellite data, discuss practical aspects of using microsatellites for amphibians, and outline potential future research directions.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||amphibians, conservation, microsatellites, Triturus cristatus|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QL Zoology|
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
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|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:||Herpetological Journal|
|Publisher:||The British Herpetological Society|
|Depositing User:||Users 29196 not found.|
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2009 13:39|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:30|
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