Host-defence peptide profiles of the skin secretions of interspecific hybrid tree frogs and their parents, female Litoria splendida and male Litoria caerulea.


Five healthy adult female first-generation hybrid tree frogs were produced by interspecific breeding of closely related tree frogs Litoria splendida and L. caerulea in a cage containing large numbers of males and females of both species. Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences established the female parent to be L. splendida. The peptide… (More)


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