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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: amphibians, conservation, microsatellites, Triturus cristatus
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: Herpetological Journal
Publisher: The British Herpetological Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0268-0130
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2009 13:39
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:00
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/2399

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