Gene flow in a direct-developing, leaf litter frog between isolated mountains in the Taita Hills, Kenya

@article{Measey2006GeneFI,
  title={Gene flow in a direct-developing, leaf litter frog between isolated mountains in the Taita Hills, Kenya},
  author={G John Measey and Peter H. A. Galbusera and Peter Breyne and Erik Matthysen},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={1177-1188}
}
Amphibians are in decline worldwide, and high altitude tropical areas appear to be the worst affected. This is in stark contrast with current information we have on gene flow in amphibian populations which focus on temperate pond breeding species. Using AFLP markers, we show that a small, direct-developing, leaf litter frog from the Taita Hills in south–west Kenya (Schoutedenella xenodactyloides) has extended populations covering large areas (>3.5 km) of fragmented, forest habitat… CONTINUE READING