Genetic variation and structuring in the threatened koala populations of Southeast Queensland

  title={Genetic variation and structuring in the threatened koala populations of Southeast Queensland},
  author={Kristen E. Lee and Jennifer M. Seddon and Sean W. Corley and William A. H. Ellis and Stephen D. Johnston and Deidr{\'e} L. de Villiers and Harriet J. Preece and Frank N. Carrick},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
Habitat fragmentation can act to cause reproductive isolation between conspecifics and undermine species’ persistence, though most studies have reported the genetic condition of populations that have already declined to a very small size. We examined genetic diversity within the vulnerable, declining koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) population in Southeast Queensland, Australia to determine the genetic impact of ongoing threatening processes. Five hundred and twelve koalas from ten Southeast… 
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