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Keywords:

  • amphibian;
  • anuran;
  • microsatellites;
  • Pelodytes punctatus

Abstract

We characterized eight microsatellite loci to study spatial and temporal population structure of Pelodytes punctatus, a European anuran that has a peculiar breeding pattern among amphibians. The eight loci proved to be highly polymorphic with the number of alleles per locus ranging from two to 15 within two populations. Cross-amplification indicates that those markers may be also useful for closely related species from the same family.