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Characterisation of 9 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the critically endangered lemur leaf frog Agalychnis lemur

Petchey, A, Grey, A, Andren, C, Skelton, T, Kubicki, B, Allen, C and Jehle, R 2014, 'Characterisation of 9 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the critically endangered lemur leaf frog Agalychnis lemur' , Conservation Genetics Resources, 6 (4) , pp. 971-973.

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Abstract

We characterise nine polymorphic microsatellites for the critically endangered lemur leaf frog, Agalychnis lemur. We found between 3 and 8 alleles per locus in 48 captive individuals originating from the last two currently known remaining wild populations of these frogs in Costa Rica. We attribute observed deviations from Hardy–Weinberg and linkage equilibrium to inbreeding and population substructure in captivity. The newly designed loci will be used to establish the first genetically-informed amphibian studbook for captive breeding and conservation purposes.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Conservation Genetics Resources
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1877-7252
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Funders: Northens Ark, Bristol Zoo
Depositing User: R Jehle
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 18:30
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 14:26
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33571

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