Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from Galápagos lava lizards (Microlophus spp.)
Enriched library, Galápagos Islands, Microsatellites, Population structure, Tropiduridae
Molecular Ecology Notes
We describe the isolation of microsatellite loci from Galápagos lava lizards (Microlophus spp.) using an enriched genomic library. Twelve loci that are polymorphic among six populations from two species are described. Characterization of these loci in 20 individuals within one population (Isla Plaza Sur) showed seven to be polymorphic with 3-11 alleles. Heterozygosities within this population were high (0.32-0.90) and did not deviate from Hardy-Weinberg expectations. We suggest that these markers will be useful in studies of population differentiation within and among islands across the Galápagos archipelago.
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DOI of published version
Jordan, M. A.; Hammond, R. L.; Snell, H. L.; Snell, H. M.; and Jordan, W. C., "Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from Galápagos lava lizards (Microlophus spp.)" (2002). Faculty Publications. 3385.