Geographic patterns of genetic differentiation among killer whales in the northern North Pacific.

@article{Parsons2013GeographicPO,
  title={Geographic patterns of genetic differentiation among killer whales in the northern North Pacific.},
  author={Kim M. Parsons and John W. Durban and Alexander M. Burdin and Vladimir N. Burkanov and Robert L. Pitman and Jay Barlow and Lance G. Barrett-Lennard and Richard G Leduc and Kelly M. Robertson and Craig O. Matkin and Paul R. Wade},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={2013},
  volume={104 6},
  pages={737-54}
}
The difficulties associated with detecting population boundaries have long constrained the conservation and management of highly mobile, wide-ranging marine species, such as killer whales (Orcinus orca). In this study, we use data from 26 nuclear microsatellite loci and mitochondrial DNA sequences (988bp) to test a priori hypotheses about population subdivisions generated from a decade of killer whale surveys across the northern North Pacific. A total of 462 remote skin biopsies were collected… CONTINUE READING