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Data from: First-generation linkage map for the European tree frog (Hyla arborea) with utility in congeneric species

Citation

Dufresnes, Christophe; Brelsford, Alan; Perrin, Nicolas (2015), Data from: First-generation linkage map for the European tree frog (Hyla arborea) with utility in congeneric species, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.16pj3

Abstract

Background: Western Palearctic tree frogs (Hyla arborea group) represent a strong potential for evolutionary and conservation genetic research, so far underexploited due to limited molecular resources. New microsatellite markers have recently been developed for Hyla arborea, with high cross-species utility across the entire circum-Mediterranean radiation. Here we conduct sibship analyses to map available markers for use in future population genetic applications. Findings: We characterized eight linkage groups, including one sex-linked, all showing drastically reduced recombination in males compared to females, as previously documented in this species. Mapping of the new 15 markers to the ~200 My diverged Xenopus tropicalis genome suggests a generally conserved synteny with only one confirmed major chromosome rearrangement. Conclusions: The new microsatellites are representative of several chromosomes of H. arborea that are likely to be conserved across closely-related species. Our linkage map provides an important resource for genetic research in European Hylids, notably for studies of speciation, genome evolution and conservation.

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Balkan Peninsula