Genetic divergence and connectivity among river and reef spawning groups of walleye (Sander vitreus vitreus) in Lake Erie

@article{Strange2007GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic divergence and connectivity among river and reef spawning groups of walleye (Sander vitreus vitreus) in Lake Erie},
  author={Rex Meade Strange and Carol A. Stepien},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={64},
  pages={437-448}
}
Discerning population genetic structure is challenging for highly vagile open water animals, as contemporary gene flow may obscure historic phylogeographic patterns. We examined genetic variation among all 10 major river and reef spawning groups of walleye (Sander vitreus vitreus) in Lake Erie for evidence of isolation by distance, segregation by physiographic partitions, and natal site fidelity using 10 nuclear DNA microsatellite loci. Results revealed that al- though most spawning groups were… 
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