Kin-Aggregations Explain Chaotic Genetic Patchiness, a Commonly Observed Genetic Pattern, in a Marine Fish.

@article{Selwyn2016KinAggregationsEC,
  title={Kin-Aggregations Explain Chaotic Genetic Patchiness, a Commonly Observed Genetic Pattern, in a Marine Fish.},
  author={Jason D Selwyn and James D. Hogan and Alan M. Downey-Wall and Lauren M Gurski and David Portnoy and Daniel D. Heath},
  journal={PloS one},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={e0153381}
}
The phenomenon of chaotic genetic patchiness is a pattern commonly seen in marine organisms, particularly those with demersal adults and pelagic larvae. This pattern is usually associated with sweepstakes recruitment and variable reproductive success. Here we investigate the biological underpinnings of this pattern in a species of marine goby Coryphopterus personatus. We find that populations of this species show tell-tale signs of chaotic genetic patchiness including: small, but significant… CONTINUE READING
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