Applications and Implications of Neutral versus Non-neutral Markers in Molecular Ecology

  title={Applications and Implications of Neutral versus Non-neutral Markers in Molecular Ecology},
  author={Heather Kirk and Joanna R. Freeland},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
The field of molecular ecology has expanded enormously in the past two decades, largely because of the growing ease with which neutral molecular genetic data can be obtained from virtually any taxonomic group. However, there is also a growing awareness that neutral molecular data can provide only partial insight into parameters such as genetic diversity, local adaptation, evolutionary potential, effective population size, and taxonomic designations. Here we review some of the applications of… CONTINUE READING
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