Isolation of microsatellite loci in spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum)

A. M. Wieczorek, K. R. Zamudio, T. L. King, B. Gjetvaj

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


To assess the level and spatial pattern of genetic diversity in the spotted salamander, Ambystoma maculatum, we characterized hypervariable molecular markers by screening genomic libraries enriched for microsatellite motifs. We designed primers that reliably amplify twelve polymorphic loci and checked for variability in individuals from populations in the vicinity of Ithaca, New York. Loci show high variability in the number of alleles and heterozygosities, suggesting they will be useful for determining local population differentiation and mating systems in this pond-breeding amphibian.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


Dive into the research topics of 'Isolation of microsatellite loci in spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this