Di- and tetranucleotide microsatellite markers for the Alpine newt (Triturus alpestris): characterization and cross-priming in five congeners

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T. W. J. Garner. Fax: + 41 635 68 21; E-mail: twjg@zool.unizh.ch

Abstract

We developed a set of di- and tetranucleotide microsatellite markers for the Alpine newt, Triturus alpestris. Polymorphism as detected in 39 individuals ranged from 3 to 32 alleles at a locus. Cross-priming with samples of five other Triturus species showed extremely poor levels of cross-species utility. Still, these markers are suitable for studies of inter- and intrapopulation genetic diversity in the focal species.

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