Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(9), 12094-12099; doi:10.3390/ijms130912094
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Microsatellite Markers for the Chameleon Grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis) (Orthoptera: Acrididae), an Australian Alpine Specialist

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Received: 4 September 2012; in revised form: 18 September 2012 / Accepted: 19 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012
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Abstract: A set of polymorphic loci was characterised using an enrichment library for the Australian alpine specialist, the chameleon grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis), an atypical grasshopper known for its remarkable temperature-controlled colour change. The number of alleles per locus ranged from three to 20 and observed heterozygosity from 0.16 to 0.76. These are the first microsatellite markers for a non-endangered Australian alpine animal and will inform questions of gene flow across the sky islands of this unique and threatened region.
Keywords: Australia; alpine; grasshopper; colour; color; thermoregulation; sexual selection; population genetics; conservation genetics; climate change; male competition
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Umbers, K.D.L.; Dennison, S.; Manahan, C.A.; Blondin, L.; Pagés, C.; Risterucci, A.-M.; Chapuis, M.-P. Microsatellite Markers for the Chameleon Grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis) (Orthoptera: Acrididae), an Australian Alpine Specialist. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 12094-12099.

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Umbers KDL, Dennison S, Manahan CA, Blondin L, Pagés C, Risterucci A-M, Chapuis M-P. Microsatellite Markers for the Chameleon Grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis) (Orthoptera: Acrididae), an Australian Alpine Specialist. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(9):12094-12099.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Umbers, Kate D. L.; Dennison, Siobhan; Manahan, Czarina A.; Blondin, Laurence; Pagés, Christine; Risterucci, Ange-Marie; Chapuis, Marie-Pierre. 2012. "Microsatellite Markers for the Chameleon Grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis) (Orthoptera: Acrididae), an Australian Alpine Specialist." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 9: 12094-12099.


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