Mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite variation in the eider duck (Somateria mollissima) indicate stepwise postglacial colonization of Europe and limited current long-distance dispersal.

@article{Tiedemann2004MitochondrialDA,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite variation in the eider duck (Somateria mollissima) indicate stepwise postglacial colonization of Europe and limited current long-distance dispersal.},
  author={Ralph Tiedemann and Kirsten B. Paulus and Michael J. G. Scheer and Krist{\'i}n von Kistowski and Karl Sk{\'i}rnisson and Daniel Bloch and Maria Dam},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={1481-94}
}
To unravel the postglacial colonization history and the current intercolony dispersal in the common eider, Somateria mollissima, we analysed genetic variation at a part of the mitochondrial control region and five unlinked autosomal microsatellite loci in 175 eiders from 11 breeding colonies, covering the entire European distribution range of this species. As a result of extreme female philopatry, mitochondrial DNA differentiation is substantial both among local colonies and among distant… CONTINUE READING

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