Effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetic structure of the monophagous butterfly Polyommatus coridon along its northern range margin

@article{Krauss2004EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetic structure of the monophagous butterfly Polyommatus coridon along its northern range margin},
  author={Jochen Krauss and Thomas Schmitt and A. Seitz and Ingolf Steffan‐Dewenter and Teja Tscharntke},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13}
}
Population genetic patterns of species at their range margin have important implications for species conservation. We performed allozyme electrophoresis of 19 loci to investigate patterns of the genetic structure of 17 populations (538 individuals) of the butterfly Polyommatus coridon, a monophagous habitat specialist with a patchy distribution. The butterfly and its larval food plant Hippocrepis comosa reach their northern distribution margin in the study region (southern Lower Saxony, Germany… 

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