Present address: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, NW1 4RY, London, UK.
Microsatellite markers developed from Thamnophis elegans and Thamnophis sirtalis and their utility in three species of garter snakes
Article first published online: 1 JUN 2004
Molecular Ecology Notes
Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 369–371, September 2004
How to Cite
GARNER, T. W. J., PEARMAN, P. B., GREGORY, P. T., TOMIO, G., WISCHNIOWSKI, S. G. and HOSKEN, D. J. (2004), Microsatellite markers developed from Thamnophis elegans and Thamnophis sirtalis and their utility in three species of garter snakes. Molecular Ecology Notes, 4: 369–371. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00656.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 1 JUN 2004
- Received 29 December 2003; revision received 12 February 2004; accepted 8 March 2004
- dinucleotide microsatellites;
- heterologous amplification;
Previous studies of polyandry and population genetics in garter snakes have been hampered by the limited number of available microsatellite markers. Here we report another six dinucleotide microsatellite markers, doubling the number of previously available loci. The majority of the loci exhibit utility across a broad geographical range for the common garter snake and also cross-amplify effectively in samples from two other Thamnophis species.