Characterization of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for the slatey-grey snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae)

Sylvain Dubey*, Gregory P. Brown, Thomas Madsen, Richard Shine

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Abstract

We characterized nine polymorphic microsatellite (six trinucleotides and three tetranucleotides) loci for the slatey-grey snake (Stegonotus cucullatus) from Australia, in order to study the mating system of this species. Based on a total of 100 samples, the number of alleles per locus ranged from three to 10, and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.62 to 0.86 and from 0.53 to 0.83, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Colubridae
  • microsatellite
  • paternity
  • sexual dimorphism
  • snake

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