Characterization of fifteen microsatellite markers for the Japanese fire-bellied newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster

Atsushi Tominaga, Masafumi Matsui, Natsuhiko Yoshikawa, Azusa Hayano, Miho Inoue-Murayama

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The Japanese fire-bellied newt Cynops pyrrhogaster, endemic to mainland Japan is ranked as Near Threatened in the red list of Japan. However, microsatellite markers effective for estimating genetic diversity and structures for its conservation measures have never been reported. Therefore, we developed fifteen novel microsatellite markers for this species using expressed sequence tag and next-generation sequencing data. The number of alleles and expected heterozygosity at each locus were 3-28 (mean = 11.6) and 0-0.97. The markers described here will be useful for investigating the genetic diversity and genetic structure, and planning conservation management of C. pyrrhogaster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-407
Number of pages3
JournalConservation Genetics Resources
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun



  • Conservation
  • Cynops pyrrhogaster
  • Expressed sequence tag
  • Genetic diversity
  • Microsatellite
  • Next-generation sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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