Genetic Differentiation of the Western Capercaillie Highlights the Importance of South-Eastern Europe for Understanding the Species Phylogeography

@inproceedings{Bajc2011GeneticDO,
  title={Genetic Differentiation of the Western Capercaillie Highlights the Importance of South-Eastern Europe for Understanding the Species Phylogeography},
  author={Marko Bajc and Miran {\vC}as and Dalibor Ballian and Sa{\vs}a Kunovac and Goran Zubi{\'c} and Marijan Grube{\vs}i{\'c} and Petar S. Zhelev and Ladislav Paule and Tine Grebenc and Hojka Kraigher},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
The Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus L.) is a grouse species of open boreal or high altitude forests of Eurasia. It is endangered throughout most mountain range habitat areas in Europe. Two major genetically identifiable lineages of Western Capercaillie have been described to date: the southern lineage at the species' southernmost range of distribution in Europe, and the boreal lineage. We address the question of genetic differentiation of capercaillie populations from the Rhodope and… CONTINUE READING