Genotypic diversity and differentiation among populations of two benthic freshwater diatoms as revealed by microsatellites.

Given their large population sizes and presumed high dispersal capacity, protists are expected to exhibit homogeneous population structure over large spatial scales. On the other hand, the fragmented and short-lived nature of the lentic freshwater habitats that many protists inhabit promotes strong population differentiation. We used microsatellites in two… CONTINUE READING