Journal article

Gene flow on the ice: genetic differentiation among Adelie penguin colonies around Antarctica

AD Roeder, RK Marshall, AJ Mitchelson, T Visagathilagar, PA Ritchie, DR Love, TJ Pakai, HC McPartlan, ND Murray, NA Robinson, KR Kerry, DM Lambert

MOLECULAR ECOLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

Each summer Adélie penguins breed in large disjunct colonies on ice-free areas around the Antarctic continent. Comprising > 10 million birds, this species represents a dominant feature of the Antarctic ecosystem. The patchy distribution within a large geographical range, natal philopatry and a probable history of refugia, suggest that this species is likely to exhibit significant genetic differentiation within and among colonies. We present data from seven microsatellite DNA loci for 442 individuals from 13 locations around the Antarctic continent. With the exception of one locus, there was no significant genic or genotypic heterogeneity across populations. Pairwise FST values were low with ..

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