Loggerhead turtles nesting in Libya: an important management unit for the Mediterranean stock

@article{Saied2012LoggerheadTN,
  title={Loggerhead turtles nesting in Libya: an important management unit for the Mediterranean stock},
  author={Almokhtar Saied and F. Maffucci and S. Hochscheid and Salih Dryag and Bashir Swayeb and M. Borra and A. Ouerghi and G. Procaccini and F. Bentivegna},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2012},
  volume={450},
  pages={207-218}
}
Libya is one of the most important loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta nesting grounds in the Mediterranean Sea, but data on its genetic diversity and demographic connection to adjacent Mediterranean nesting sites are scarce. Here we investigated mitochondrial diversity in adult females from 2 nesting locations along the Libyan coasts, Misurata and Sirte, by analysing both the commonly used 380 bp mtDNA fragment and a longer 800 bp fragment that completely encompass the shorter region. No genetic… Expand

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