Low effective population size and evidence for inbreeding in an overexploited flatfish, plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.)

@article{Hoarau2005LowEP,
  title={Low effective population size and evidence for inbreeding in an overexploited flatfish, plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.)},
  author={G Hoarau and Eva Boon and Dorris N. Jongma and Steven D. Ferber and Jonbjorn Palsson and Henk W. van der Veer and Adriaan D. Rijnsdorp and Wytze T. Stam and Jeanine L. Olsen},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={272},
  pages={497 - 503}
}
  • G. Hoarau, E. Boon, +6 authors J. Olsen
  • Published 7 March 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
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