n African Zoology - A biochemical genetic comparison of four populations of (Anura: Microhylidae)

Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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Four populations of the bushveld rain frog, , representing three northern populations (), and a southern population (), were analysed by electrophoresis to assess the extent of genetic variation and differentiation amongst them. Eighteen protein-coding loci were resolved of which 11 loci (61 %) displayed polymorphism. A low mean heterozygosity ranging between = 0.009 to = 0.062 was estimated. Greater genetic differentiation was observed between the and populations, than between the three populations. This supports the subspecific status of both taxa.

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