Extremely low genetic diversity and weak population differentiation in the endangered Colombian river turtle Podocnemis lewyana (Testudines: Podocnemididae)

@article{VargasRamrez2011ExtremelyLG,
  title={Extremely low genetic diversity and weak population differentiation in the endangered Colombian river turtle Podocnemis lewyana (Testudines: Podocnemididae)},
  author={Mario Vargas-Ram{\'i}rez and Heiko Stuckas and Olga Victoria Casta{\~n}o-Mora and Uwe Fritz},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={65-77}
}
Podocnemis lewyana is an endangered endemic river turtle of Colombia. Using ten unlinked polymorphic microsatellite loci and a 691-bp-long DNA fragment corresponding to the more variable portion of the mitochondrial control region, we investigated genetic diversity and population structure throughout its range. Both neutral markers showed extremely low diversity and weak population differentiation. Our data indicate that the genetic history of P. lewyana has been impacted by multiple… CONTINUE READING

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