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Characterization of microsatellite DNA markers for the alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii: Primer note

Molecular Ecology Notes

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01624.x

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Abstract

Two trinucleotide and seven tetranucleotide microsatellite loci were isolated from an alligator snapping turtle Macrochelys temminckii. To assess the degree of variability in these nine microsatellite loci, we genotyped 174 individuals collected from eight river drainage basins in the southeastern USA. These markers revealed a moderate degree of allelic diversity (six to 16 alleles per locus) and observed heterozygosity (0.166-0.686). These polymorphic microsatellite loci provide powerful tools for population genetic studies for a species that is afforded some level of conservation protection in every state in which it occurs. ?? 2006 The Authors.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Characterization of microsatellite DNA markers for the alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii: Primer note
Series title:
Molecular Ecology Notes
DOI:
10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01624.x
Volume
7
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Molecular Ecology Notes
First page:
474
Last page:
476
Number of Pages:
3