The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.
The 2017/18 impact factor of the Herpetological Journal is 1.268
Authors: Cutuli, Giulia; Pierpaoli, Massimo; Cardoso, Sandra; Vannini, Marco & Fratini, Sara
Abstract: European tortoises of the genus Testudo are becoming seriously threatened mainly due to habitat urbanization and illicit pet trade. In this study we tested the cross-amplifications of 23 microsatellite genetic markers (isolated from Testudinidae and Emydidae) in five (sub)species of the genus Testudo. A subset of 8–10 polymorphic loci was defined across the tested taxa, providing new tools for hybrid assignment, population genetic studies and parental tests.
Keywords: MICROSATELLITE, CROSS-AMPLIFICATION, POPULATION GENETICS, PARENTAGE ANALYSIS, TESTUDO TORTOISES