Characterization of 18 microsatellite loci for woodrats of the Neotoma lepida group (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Neotominae)

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The desert woodrat complex (Neotoma lepida group) is a set of four closely related species occupying the arid lands of western North America. We have developed 18 polymorphic microsatellite loci to analyse the population structure, mating patterns, and hybridization at points of contact between the contiguously allopatric species in the complex.


  • Bridget Sousa
  • Maria Svensson Coelho
  • James L. Patton
External organisations
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
Research areas and keywords

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  • Zoology
  • Genetics


  • Microsatellites, Neotoma, Repeat motifs, Woodrats
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-870
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes