Characterisation of microsatellite markers for the primitive New Zealand frog, Leiopelma hochstetteri

Chris Clay, Dianne Gleeson, Robyn Howitt, Hayley Lawrence, Jawad Abdelkrim, Neil Gemmell

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    Hochstetters frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri) is one of only four endemic frog species within New Zealand. Here we describe the first 11 polymorphic microsatellite loci for this species developed using high-throughput genomic sequencing technology. Genetic diversity was assessed in 34 individuals sampled from a single location. We also tested these in the critically threatened L. hamiltoni, which may number fewer than 150 frogs, with six markers showing amplification.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)301-303
    Number of pages3
    JournalConservation Genetics Resources
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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