Development and characterization of 12 microsatellite markers for the Island Night Lizard (Xantusia riversiana), a threatened species endemic to the Channel Islands, California, USA

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Abstract

The Island Night Lizard is a federally threatened species endemic to the Channel Islands of California. Twelve microsatellite loci were developed for use in this species and screened in 197 individuals from across San Nicolas Island, California. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 6 to 21. Observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.520 to 0.843. These microsatellite loci will be used to investigate population structure, effective population size, and gene flow across the island, to inform protection and management of this species.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Development and characterization of 12 microsatellite markers for the Island Night Lizard (Xantusia riversiana), a threatened species endemic to the Channel Islands, California, USA
Series title Conservation Genetics Resources
DOI 10.1007/s12686-014-0189-5
Volume 6
Issue 3
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Southwest Biological Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 699
Last page 700