PCR primers for microsatellite loci in the tiger rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris, Viperidae)

Caren S. Goldberg, Taylor Edwards, Matthew E. Kaplan, Matt Goode

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The tiger rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris) is found only in the Sonoran Desert of North America, where it inhabits rocky foothills that are increasingly being affected by urban encroachment. In order to continue a long-term study of the demography and movements of tiger rattlesnakes around Tucson, Arizona, we identified six novel polymorphic microsatellite loci for this species. All loci exhibited high variability (five to 41 alleles). These markers are useful for studies of paternity, population structure, and assessing appropriate destinations for translocated animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2003


  • Crotalus
  • Microsatellite
  • Rattlesnake
  • Reptile
  • STR
  • Viperidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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