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Assessment of genetic diversity in the critically endangered Australian corroboree frogs, Pseudophryne corroboree and Pseudophryne pengilleyi , identifies four evolutionarily significant units for conservation

Morgan, Matthew; Hunter, David; Pietsch, Rod; Osborne, Will; Keogh, J Scott

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The iconic and brightly coloured Australian northern corroboree frog, Pseudophryne pengilleyi, and the southern corroboree frog, Pseudophryne corroboree are critically endangered and may be extinct in the wild within 3 years. We have assembled samples that cover the current range of both species and applied hypervariable microsatellite markers and mitochondrial DNA sequences to assess the levels and patterns of genetic variation. The four loci used in the study were highly variable, the total...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55410
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03841.x

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