Jing ZHANG,Jie WANG and Jianping JIANG.Development and Characterization of 15 Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers for a Highly Adaptive and Wide-range Frog (Microhyla fissipes)[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2013,4(3):202-206.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2013.000202]
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Development and Characterization of 15 Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers for a Highly Adaptive and Wide-range Frog (Microhyla fissipes)
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Asian Herpetological Research[ISSN:2095-0357/CN:51-1735/Q]

2013 VoI.4 No.3
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Development and Characterization of 15 Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers for a Highly Adaptive and Wide-range Frog (Microhyla fissipes)
Jing ZHANG Jie WANG and Jianping JIANG*
Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China
Microhyla fissipes microsatellite genetic diversity population genetics
In order to analyze population genetic structure at multiple spatial scales, microsatellite loci were developed for the ornamented pygmy frog (Microhyla fissipes), and 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci were successfully screened from 105 individuals, of which 82 from four populations distributed in the Sichuan Basin and 23 from the Sangzhi population in western Hunan. Five loci were found to deviate significantly from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in one to three populations, probably due to small sample size or null alleles. The average number of alleles in all loci was 8.5, ranging from 4 to 13, and the observed and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.26 to 0.90 and 0.63 to 0.90, respectively. The Sangzhi population and the remaining four populations can be clearly separated using Bayesian clustering methods, showing that the genetic structure of M. fissipes was probably affected by the topography, especially mountain barriers. These polymorphic microsatellite loci could be used for further study on the landscape genetics of this highly adaptive and widely distributed species.


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