Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the short-tailed pit viper Gloydius brevicaudus (Viperidae)

The short-tailed pit viper Gloydius brevicaudus is a medium-sized, viviparous, highly venomous snake that has an exclusively temperate distribution ranging from eastern China to Korea. The snake is listed as a vulnerable species according to the China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals. To develop effective conservation strategies for the snake, we need a… (More)