Polymorphic microsatellite loci for studies of the Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi)

Abstract

The hellbender is the only North American member of the aquatic salamander family Cryptobranchidae and is a species of conservation concern across its range. We developed eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for hellbenders using a magnetic bead enrichment protocol and a PCR-based detection technique. Allelic diversity averaged 4.0 (±1.8 SD) per locus and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10592-009-9818-z

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