, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 989-991
Date: 14 May 2013

Development and characterization of 18 microsatellite loci for the spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing

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Abstract

We isolated and screened 68 microsatellite loci from the spotted salamander, Ambystoma maculatum, in Missouri, USA. Eighteen polymorphic loci were identified and pooled into two multiplex reactions. These loci are a needed addition to the known loci for A. maculatum, which were developed in a different geographic region and are unsuitable for population or landscape genetic analyses in Missouri. To effectively protect and manage this species, regionally-relevant studies of population genetic structure and connectivity are necessary.