Genetically effective population sizes of Antarctic seals estimated from nuclear genes

@article{Curtis2011GeneticallyEP,
  title={Genetically effective population sizes of Antarctic seals estimated from nuclear genes},
  author={Caitlin I. Curtis and Brent S. Stewart and Stephen A. Karl},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={1435-1446}
}
We analyzed eight nuclear microsatellite loci in three species of Antarctic seals; Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii; mean N = 163), crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga; 138) and Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii; 35). We estimated genetic diversity (Θ) and effective population size (NE) for each species. Autosomal microsatellite based NE estimates were 151,200 for Weddell seals, 880,200 for crabeater seals, and 254,500 for Ross seals. We screened one X-linked microsatellite (Lw18), which… 

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