Fine‐scale spatial genetic structure and dispersal among spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) breeding populations

@article{Zamudio2007FinescaleSG,
  title={Fine‐scale spatial genetic structure and dispersal among spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) breeding populations},
  author={Kelly R. Zamudio and Ania M. Wieczorek},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16}
}
We examined fine‐scale genetic variation among breeding aggregations of the spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) to quantify dispersal, interpopulation connectivity and population genetic structure. Spotted salamanders rely on temporary ponds or wetlands for aggregate breeding. Adequate breeding sites are relatively isolated from one another and field studies suggest considerable adult site fidelity; therefore, we expected to find population structure and differentiation at small spatial… 

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