Frogs

Study of closely related species within the Physalaemus cuvieri group (Anura): contribution of microsatellite markers

M. Conte, Zucchi, M. I., Andrade, G. V., Souza, A. P., and Recco-Pimentel, S. M., Study of closely related species within the Physalaemus cuvieri group (Anura): contribution of microsatellite markers, vol. 10, pp. 1434-1444, 2011.

Various species of the Physalaemus cuvieri group of frogs are difficult to distinguish morphologically, making molecular analysis an attractive alternative for indentifying members of this group, which is considered to be at risk because of loss of habitat. The genetic structure of natural populations of P. ephippifer and P. albonotatus species was investigated and analyzed, together with that of five previously studied populations of P. cuvieri. Nine microsatellite loci were used in the analyses.

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