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Development of 13 microsatellite loci in the spotted snow skink Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae)

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Abstract

Thirteen polymorphic tri- and tetra-nucleotide microsatellites are reported for the spotted snow skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus) from Tasmania. Variation was assessed among 40 individuals collected from a single locality. Most loci had 12–19 alleles, although one had more than 20 alleles, while observed heterozygosities ranged between 0.25 and 0.93. Eleven loci were also polymorphic in the congeneric species N. metallicus (N = 16 collected from a single locality).

Keywords

Niveoscincus ocellatus Niveoscincus metallicus Microsatellite Tasmanian spotted snow skink SSR Genome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • JRP. Worth
    • 1
  • CP. Burridge
    • 1
  • GM. While
    • 1
  • E. Wapstra
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Zoology, University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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