Development and characterization of 24 microsatellite loci for the Illinois chorus frog (Pseudacris illinoensis) and Strecker's chorus frog (P. streckeri)

Lisa N. Barrow, Christopher A Phillips, Emily Moriarty Lemmon

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Abstract

The Illinois chorus frog (Pseudacris illinoensis), originally described as a subspecies of Strecker's chorus frog (P. streckeri), has a disjunct distribution in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. Populations of P. illinoensis are threatened by habitat loss caused by current agricultural practices, but this taxon has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List. We developed 24 microsatellite loci to study the genetic structure of P. illinoensis and P. streckeri, investigate the evolutionary history of this species complex, and help inform conservation efforts. The number of alleles ranged from 4 to 13, observed heterozygosities from 0.214 to 0.889, and expected heterozygosities from 0.476 to 0.899, indicating these markers will be useful for studying population genetic variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-636
Number of pages4
JournalConservation Genetics Resources
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Illinois chorus frog
  • Microsatellites
  • Pseudacris illinoensis
  • Strecker's chorus frog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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