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phylogenetic study of eleutherodactylus coqui (anura: leptodactylidae) reveals deep genetic fragmentation in puerto rico and pinpoints origins of hawaiian populations. 200717765575
strong founder effects and low genetic diversity in introduced populations of coqui frogs.the success of non-native species may depend on the genetic resources maintained through the invasion process. the coqui (eleutherodactylus coqui), a frog endemic to puerto rico, was introduced to hawaii in the late 1980s via the horticulture trade, and has become an aggressive invader. to explore whether genetic diversity and population structure changed with the introduction, we assessed individuals from 15 populations across the hawaiian islands and 13 populations across puerto rico using six ...200919674300
lbx1 expression and frog limb development.in order to identify prospective limb muscle cells in a frog, we cloned lbx1 from the direct developing frog eleutherodactylus coqui. like in embryos of the frog xenopus laevis but unlike in other vertebrates, eclbx1 is expressed in all trunk somites. like in embryos of chick, mouse, and zebrafish, cells expressing eclbx1 are then found in limb buds, consistent with migration of those cells from somites. eclbx1 is also expressed in the dorsal spinal cord as in other vertebrates.201020091319
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