Primers for five polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for the midget faded rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis concolor), a rare subspecies of western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridus) found only in parts of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Five polymorphic microsatellites were isolated, four of which had relatively high levels of diversity (eight to nine alleles). We found only two departures from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium and they occurred in different loci, so null alleles are likely not a problem. Moreover, we found that no two loci were linked. These loci will be applicable for population genetic analysis and perhaps analysis of paternity and mating systems.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Characterization of microsatellite loci isolated in midget-faded rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis concolor)|
|Series title||Molecular Ecology Notes|
|Contributing office(s)||Fort Collins Science Center|