Sexual Selection

Mole Salamander

Mole Salamander

Project Description

Mole salamanders are wonderful model organisms for the study of sexual selection. Rod Williams developed a suite of hypervariable microsatellites for a variety of these amphibians and used them to determine correlates of reproductive success in wild tiger salamanders. Rod also evaluated the relationship between salamander malformations and inbreeding.

Investigators

Rod Williams
J. Andrew DeWoody

Publications

Williams R.N., Bos D.H., Gopurenko D. & DeWoody J.A. (2008) Inbreeding and amphibian malformations. Biology Letters 4:549-552.