Articles by Author: Krystal A Tolley

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  1. Chameleons on the move: survival and movement of the Cape dwarf chameleon, <em>Bradypodion pumilum,</em> within a fragmented urban habitat

    Chameleons on the move: survival and movement of the Cape dwarf chameleon, <em>Bradypodion pumilum,</em> within a fragmented urban habitat

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Reptiles have an amazing diversity of life-history attributes ranging from the shortest- to longest-lived of vertebrate species. Estimating survival in wild populations is of key importance when understanding population dynamics and life-history evolution. However, data are lacking for a large...
  2. Characterisation of microsatellite markers in the Spotted Sand Lizard (<em>Pedioplanis lineoocellata</em>) shows low levels of inbreeding and moderate genetic diversity on a small spatial scale

    Characterisation of microsatellite markers in the Spotted Sand Lizard (<em>Pedioplanis lineoocellata</em>) shows low levels of inbreeding and moderate genetic diversity on a small spatial scale

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Population genetic methods can be useful for understanding spatial genetic patterns, gene flow and diversity. While genetic markers such as gene sequences are useful for understanding broad scale phylogeographic patterns, microsatellite markers allow for inferences within species and on smaller...
  3. Analysis of genetic diversity in Rose’s mountain toadlet (<em>Capensibufo rosei</em>) using novel microsatellite markers

    Analysis of genetic diversity in Rose’s mountain toadlet (<em>Capensibufo rosei</em>) using novel microsatellite markers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    On the Cape Peninsula, Capensibufo rosei is known from only two isolated breeding populations within Table Mountain National Park. Because of its declining state, there is an urgent need to understand the genetic diversity, population structure and patterns of movement...
  4. Genetic diversity and differentiation of the Western Leopard Toad (<em>Sclerophrys pantherina</em>) based on mitochondrial and microsatellite markers

    Genetic diversity and differentiation of the Western Leopard Toad (<em>Sclerophrys pantherina</em>) based on mitochondrial and microsatellite markers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Intraspecific genetic diversity provides the basis for evolutionary change and is therefore considered the most fundamental level of biodiversity. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and microsatellite loci are the markers most typically used in population-level studies; however, their patterns of genetic variation...