Microsatellite markers for the chameleon grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis) (orthoptera Acrididae), an Australian alpine specialist

Kate D. L. Umbers, Siobhan Dennison, Czarina A. Manahan, Laurence Blondin, Christine Pagés, Ange Marie Risterucci, Marie Pierre Chapuis

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A set of polymorphic loci was characterised using an enrichment library for the Australian alpine specialist, the chameleon grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis), an atypical grasshopper known for its remarkable temperature-controlled colour change. The number of alleles per locus ranged from three to 20 and observed heterozygosity from 0.16 to 0.76. These are the first microsatellite markers for a non-endangered Australian alpine animal and will inform questions of gene flow across the sky islands of this unique and threatened region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12094-12099
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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  • Alpine
  • Australia
  • Climate change
  • Color
  • Colour
  • Conservation genetics
  • Grasshopper
  • Male competition
  • Population genetics
  • Sexual selection
  • Thermoregulation

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