Genetic differentiation and limited gene flow among fragmented populations of New Zealand endemic Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins

@article{Hamner2012GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic differentiation and limited gene flow among fragmented populations of New Zealand endemic Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins},
  author={Rebecca M. Hamner and Franz B. Pichler and Dorothea Heimeier and Rochelle Constantine and C. Scott Baker},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={13},
  pages={987-1002}
}
Gene flow among small fragmented populations is critical for maintaining genetic diversity, and therefore the evolutionary potential of a species. [] Key Method Our work examined genetic differentiation and migration between the subspecies and among regional and local Hector’s dolphin populations using mitochondrial (mt) DNA and microsatellite genotypes from 438 samples. Results confirmed earlier reports of a single unique mtDNA control region haplotype fixed in the Maui’s dolphin, and provided new evidence…
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