Phylogeography of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus): how many populations and how many taxa?

  title={Phylogeography of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus): how many populations and how many taxa?},
  author={Alain Garc{\'i}a-Rodr{\'i}guez and Brian W. Bowen and Daryl Domning and Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni and Miriam Marmontel and Ruby A. Montoya-Ospina and Benjam{\'i}n Morales-vela and Markus Rudin and Robert K. Bonde and P. Mcguire},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
To resolve the population genetic structure and phylogeography of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus), mitochondrial (mt) DNA control region sequences were compared among eight locations across the western Atlantic region. Fifteen haplotypes were identified among 86 individuals from Florida, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. Despite the manatee’s ability to move thousands of kilometres along continental margins, strong population… 
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