Siqi YUAN,Yun XIA and Xiaomao ZENG.A Sex-linked Microsatellite Marker Reveals Male Heterogamety in Quasipaa boulengeri (Anura: Dicroglossidae)[J].Asian Herpetological Reserch(AHR),2017,8(3):184-189.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.160055]
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A Sex-linked Microsatellite Marker Reveals Male Heterogamety in Quasipaa boulengeri (Anura: Dicroglossidae)
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A Sex-linked Microsatellite Marker Reveals Male Heterogamety in Quasipaa boulengeri (Anura: Dicroglossidae)
Siqi YUAN1 2 Yun XIA1 and Xiaomao ZENG1*
1 Department of Herpetology, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
microsatellites sex-specific marker male heterogamety Quasipaa boulengeri
Few amphibians possess morphologically distinguishable heteromorphic sex chromosomes. The classic indirect method is a time-consuming and resource-demanding task to identify the heterogametic sex. Here we have taken advantage of a sex-specific microsatellite marker, by amplifying a large number of samples of known male and female individuals from various populations, to reveal a homogeneous pattern of male heterogamety in Quasipaa boulengeri. The identification of the heterogametic sex will help interpreting the evolution of sex determination. Besides relevance for evolutionary studies of sex determination, the sex-linked markers have potential for addressing practical issues in conservation biology because the sex reversal that caused by anthropogenic endocrine disruptors is considered as a reason for amphibian decline.


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