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PCR primers for microsatellite loci in the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii, Testudinidae)

Molecular Ecology Notes

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DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00521.x

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Abstract

The desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, is a threatened species native to the North American desert southwest and is recognized as having distinct Mojave and Sonoran populations. We identified six polymorphic microsatellite loci in the desert tortoise. All six loci were polymorphic in Sonoran samples. Five of the loci were variable in Mojave samples with varying degrees of amplification success. Two of the loci exhibited low allelic variation (2-3 alleles) while four were highly variable (8-27 alleles).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
PCR primers for microsatellite loci in the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii, Testudinidae)
Series title:
Molecular Ecology Notes
DOI:
10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00521.x
Volume
3
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Molecular Ecology Notes
First page:
589
Last page:
591
Number of Pages:
3