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ABSTRACT: We present primers and amplification conditions for 15 microsatellite loci developed for the Cope's giant salamander (Dicamptodon copei), 14 of which are tetranucleotide repeats. Cross-species amplification revealed 10 of these loci to also be polymorphic in the Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus). Several loci produced nonoverlapping allelic ranges between the two species and may be useful in species identification. These polymorphic microsatellite loci are potentially useful for future studies of population genetics in dicamptodontid salamanders.
Molecular Ecology Resources 09/2008; 8(5):1071-3. · 7.43 Impact Factor