Conservation genetics of threatened Mexican axolotls (Ambystoma)

@article{ParraOlea2012ConservationGO,
  title={Conservation genetics of threatened Mexican axolotls (Ambystoma)},
  author={Gabriela Parra‐Olea and Kelly R. Zamudio and Ernesto Recuero and X Aguilar-Miguel and D. Huacuz and Luis Zambrano},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
  year={2012},
  volume={15}
}
The loss of genetic diversity in small or isolated populations can increase inbreeding, decrease fitness and adaptive potential and increase a species’ probability of extinction. [] Key Method We also test the utility of our markers in assigning illegally harvested individuals to populations of origin. We found reduced genetic diversity in paedomorphic compared with some, but not all, metamorphic populations. Populations of both forms showed genetic signatures of bottlenecks, underscoring that factors other…

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