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Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci for Allobates femoralis,\ud an Amazonian dendrobatoid frog

By R Jehle, H Gasser, B Gautschi, A Amezquita and W Hodl


Within the anuran amphibians, dendrobatoids (poison-arrow frogs) are renowned for their\ud parental care, but the lack of highly variable DNA markers so far precluded precise and\ud comprehensive measurements of their genetic mating system. Here we present 10 polymorphic\ud microsatellites for Allobates femoralis, a widespread dendrobatoid from the Amazon basin.\ud In 24 field-collected individuals, we found between seven and 15 alleles per locus, without\ud deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium or linkage disequilibrium. The loci will be\ud employed to quantify reproductive success in view of male territoriality and female mate\ud choice, as well as to determine the fine-scale genetic structure of local populations

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