Characterization of ten microsatellite loci in midget faded rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor)

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Abstract

Primers for 10 microsatellite loci were developed for midget faded rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor), a small bodied subspecies of the Western Rattlesnake, which is found in the Colorado Plateau of eastern Utah, western Colorado and southwestern Wyoming. In a screen of 23 individuals from the most northern portion of the subspecies range in southwestern Wyoming, the 10 loci were found to have levels of variability ranging from 4 to 11 alleles. No loci were found to be linked, although one locus revealed significant departures from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium. These microsatellite loci will be applicable for population genetic analyses, which will ultimately aid in management efforts for this rare subspecies of rattlesnake.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Characterization of ten microsatellite loci in midget faded rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor)
Series title Conservation Genetics Resources
DOI 10.1007/s12686-010-9181-x
Volume 2
Issue 1
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 123
Last page 125