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Shallow population histories in deep evolutionary lineages of marine fishes: insights from sardines and anchovies and lessons for conservation
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It is demonstrated that regional populations of sardines and anchovies are subject to periodic extinctions and recolonizations, and management strategies should incorporate the idea that even extremely abundant populations may be relatively fragile on ecological and evolutionary time scales. Expand
Global phylogeography of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini)
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It is concluded that nursery populations linked by continuous coastline have high connectivity, but that oceanic dispersal by females is rare, and oceanic barriers appear to have a much stronger influence on the genetic architecture of this species and may indicate a mechanism for recent evolutionary radiations in the genus Sphyrna. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA evolution at a turtle's pace: evidence for low genetic variability and reduced microevolutionary rate in the Testudines.
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Evidence is compiled suggesting a slowdown in mean microevolutionary rate for turtle mitochondrial DNA, and consistency in the direction of the inferred pattern suggests the need for caution in acceptance of a universal mtDNA-clock calibration for higher animals. Expand
Population genetics and phylogeography of sea turtles
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The biogeographic, behavioural, and ecological factors that shape the distribution of genetic diversity in sea turtles are reviewed, including natal homing, maternally inherited markers show strong population structure among nesting colonies while nuclear loci reveal a contrasting pattern of male‐mediated gene flow. Expand
Phylogeography and population structure of the Atlantic and Mediterranean green turtle Chelonia mydas: a mitochondrial DNA control region sequence assessment
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The sequence data provide higher resolution both in terms of the number of mtDNA genotype variants and the phylogeographic relationships detected within the Atlantic region, and reveal a gene genealogy that distinguishes two groups of haplotypes corresponding to the western Caribbean and Mediterranean, and (ii) eastern Caribbean, South Atlantic and West Africa. Expand
A realignment of marine biogeographic provinces with particular reference to fish distributions
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This report proposes uniting warm-temperate and tropical regions into a single warm region within each ocean basin, while still recognizing provinces within the warm- Temperate and Tropical zones. Expand
Atlantic reef fish biogeography and evolution
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Both historical events and relatively recent dispersal have had a strong influence on Atlantic tropical marine biodiversity and have contributed to the biogeographical patterns observed today; however, examples of the latter process outnumber those of the former. Expand
PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE TRUMPETFISHES (AULOSTOMUS): RING SPECIES COMPLEX ON A GLOBAL SCALE
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After 3–4 million years and a globe-spanning series of vicariant and dispersal events, trumpetfish lineages have come back into contact in the southwest Atlantic and appear to be merging, a ring species phenomenon that may occur in a broad array of marine organisms, with clear implications for the production and maintenance of biodiversity in marine ecosystems. Expand
Conservation implications of complex population structure: lessons from the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)
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Results indicate that loggerhead females home faithfully to their natal nesting colony, but males provide an avenue of gene flow between regional nesting colonies, probably via opportunistic mating in migratory corridors, and demonstrate that surveys of multiple life stages are desirable to resolve management units inigratory marine species. Expand
TRANSATLANTIC DEVELOPMENTAL MIGRATIONS OF LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES DEMONSTRATED BY mtDNA SEQUENCE ANALYSIS
Molecular markers based on mitochondrial (mt) DNA control region sequences were used to test the hypothesis that juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in pelagic habitats of the easternExpand
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