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Keywords:

  • gekkonidae;
  • heteronotia binoei;
  • hybridization;
  • microsatellites;
  • parthenogenesis

Abstract

Eight highly polymorphic dinucleotide microsatellite loci were developed for the Bynoe's gecko, Heteronotia binoei. Across the species as a whole, expected heterozygosities for the loci range from 0.59 to 0.92, with observed numbers of alleles ranging from 13 to 27. All eight loci successfully amplify in each of the three most widespread sexual chromosome races of Heteronotia binoei, and with the exception of one locus in one race all are polymorphic. All eight loci also amplify in hybrid parthenogenetic Bynoe's geckos, in several other sexual chromosome races, and in related Heteronotia species.