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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-557008
DOI: 10.1016/j.japb.2015.11.004

Genetic diversity of the red-spotted tokay gecko (Gekko gecko Linnaeus, 1758) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Southeast Asia determined with multilocus enzyme electrophoresis

Kongbuntad, Watee; Tantrawatpan, Chairat; Pilap, Warayutt; Jongsomchai, Kamonwan; Chanaboon, Tawin; Laotongsan, Panida; Petney, Trevor N.; Saijuntha, Weerachai

Red-spotted tokay geckos, Gekko gecko, are distributed mainly in Southeast Asia. They are a traditional Chinese medicine, with the massive hunting for exports dramatically decreasing their numbers. Information on the genetic diversity of these geckos in Southeast Asia is very limited. This study aims to explore intrapopulation and interpopulation genetic variation and the genetic structure of 16 populations collected from different localities in Thailand, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Cambodia using multilocus enzyme electrophoresis. Relatively high genetic diversity occurred at both the intrapopulation and interpopulation levels. Genetic differentiation with F$_{ST}$ values ranging between 0.006 - 0.892 was found. Five distinct genetic groups of the red-spotted tokay populations could be classified. A group of populations from northern Thailand showed the highest genetic differentiation from the other groups. Moreover, there was a substantial genetic subdivision depending on the genetic groups with F$_{CT}$ = 0.664 and F$_{SC}$ = 0.185. This genetic structure is related to geographical distribution and distance between popu ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Zoologisches Institut (ZOO)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2287-884X
KITopen ID: 1000055700
Erschienen in Journal of Asia-Pacific biodiversity
Band 9
Heft 1
Seiten 63-68
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