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GR Verheyen, E Matthysen, F Adriaensen, C Van Broeckhoven and AA Dhondt (1997)

Differentiation among blue tit (Parus caeruleus) populations measured with five minisatellite single locus probes

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 127(2):179-189.

Five hypervariable minisatellite loci were scored by Southern hybridisation to study the genetic differentiation among eight blue tit (Parus caeruleus) populations. All loci display extreme levels of polymorphism in each of the populations. Deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium are detected for loci in some populations. There does not seem to be an influence of the current degree of habitat fragmentation on genetic variation. However, despite high levels of gene flow (low Fst-values), significant differentiation is found among some populations at these loci. The populations differentiate according to random drift patterns, but, as suggested by cluster analysis, there might still be a small influence of gene flow.

minisatellites; single locus probe; genetic structure; random drift
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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