Genetic variation in blue whales in the eastern pacific: implication for taxonomy and use of common wintering grounds

@article{Leduc2017GeneticVI,
  title={Genetic variation in blue whales in the eastern pacific: implication for taxonomy and use of common wintering grounds},
  author={Richard G Leduc and Frederick I. Archer and A. R. Lang and Karen K. Martien and Brittany L. Hancock-Hanser and Juan Pablo Torres-Florez and Rodrigo Hucke-Gaete and Howard C. Rosenbaum and Koen van Waerebeek and Robert L. Brownell and Barbara Taylor},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={26}
}
Many aspects of blue whale biology are poorly understood. Some of the gaps in our knowledge, such as those regarding their basic taxonomy and seasonal movements, directly affect our ability to monitor and manage blue whale populations. As a step towards filling in some of these gaps, microsatellite and mtDNA sequence analyses were conducted on blue whale samples from the Southern Hemisphere, the eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) and the northeast Pacific. The results indicate that the ETP is… Expand
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