Global population structure and taxonomy of the wandering albatross species complex

  title={Global population structure and taxonomy of the wandering albatross species complex},
  author={Theresa M. Burg and John P. Croxall},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
A recent taxonomic revision of wandering albatross elevated each of the four subspecies to species. We used mitochondrial DNA and nine microsatellite markers to study the phylogenetic relationships of three species (Diomedea antipodensis, D. exulans and D. gibsoni) in the wandering albatross complex. A small number of samples from a fourth species, D. dabbenena, were analysed using mitochondrial DNA only. Mitochondrial DNA sequence analyses indicated the presence of three distinct groups within… 

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