Eleven new microsatellite loci for the tiger rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris)

A. Munguia-Vega, K. Pelz-Serrano, M. Goode, M. Culver

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Eleven microsatellite loci were isolated from an enriched genomic library from the tiger rattlesnake Crotalus tigris. Average observed heterozygosities in two populations were 0.456 and 0.427, respectively, and mean number of alleles were 7.54 (range 2-14) and 4.72 (range 2-13) respectively. No evidence of linkage disequilibrium was found across pairs of loci. The markers will be used in a long-term study examining the potential effects of urbanization on population dynamics and connectivity of this species in the mountain ranges surrounding Tucson, Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1267-1270
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Microsatellites
  • Rattlesnake
  • Urban development
  • Viperidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics


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