Eleven highly polymorphic microsatellite markers for the lizard Anolis distichus

  • Julienne Ng
  • Susan L. Perkins
  • Erica J. Dussmann
  • Richard E. Glor
Technical Note


We isolated and characterized 11 polymorphic microsatellite loci for Anolis distichus, a West Indian lizard endemic to Hispaniola and the Bahamas. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 10 to 34, with levels of observed heterozygosity ranging from 0.10 to 1.00. Four loci significantly deviated from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium for most of the populations sampled, and seven pairs of loci demonstrated linkage disequilibrium for 1–2 populations. These markers provide a valuable set of tools for fine-scale population genetics studies of A. distichus, a species that exhibits striking geographic variation in dewlap coloration and pattern.


Anolis distichus Anolis brevirostris Lizard Microsatellite 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julienne Ng
    • 1
  • Susan L. Perkins
    • 2
  • Erica J. Dussmann
    • 1
  • Richard E. Glor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Sackler Institute for Comparative GenomicsAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA

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