An improved microsatellite panel to assess genetic variability of the Italian smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris meridionalis)

@article{Buono2018AnIM,
  title={An improved microsatellite panel to assess genetic variability of the Italian smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris meridionalis)},
  author={Vincenzo Buono and Giorgia Galliani and Emiliano Mancini and Francesca Davoli and Chiara Mengoni and Nadia Mucci and Leonardo Vignoli},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
  year={2018},
  volume={97},
  pages={569-573}
}
Habitat loss and fragmentation are threatening amphibians by increasing population isolation. However, artificial waterbodies created for livestock may contrast this phenomenon by providing surrogate habitats for amphibians. Here, we performed a genetic study on an amphibian species, Lissotriton vulgaris meridionalis, in a rural area in central Italy where natural wetlands are disappearing and drinking troughs for cattle watering are widespread. Specifically, we tested a panel of microsatellite… 
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