Journal article

Determining the community structure of the coral Seriatopora hystrix from hydrodynamic and genetic networks

Stuart Kininmonth, Madeleine JH van Oppen, Hugh P Possingham

Ecological Modelling | ELSEVIER | Published : 2010

Abstract

The exchange of genetic information between coral reefs through the transport of larvae can be described in terms of networks that capture the linkages between distant populations. A key question arising from these networks is the determination of the highly connected modules (communities). Communities can be defined using genetic similarity or distance statistics between multiple samples but due to limited specimen sampling capacity the boundaries of the communities for the known coral reefs in the seascape remain unresolved. In this study we use the microsatellite composition of individual corals to compare sample populations using a genetic dissimilarity measure (FST) which is then used t..

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