Pleistocene population expansions of Antarctic seals

@article{Curtis2009PleistocenePE,
  title={Pleistocene population expansions of Antarctic seals},
  author={Caitlin I. Curtis and Brent S. Stewart and Stephen A. Karl},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18}
}
We sequenced a portion (c. 475 bp) of the mitochondrial control region of three species of Antarctic phocid carnivores (Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii, N = 181; crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophaga, N = 143; and Ross seal, Ommatophoca rossii, N = 41) that live seasonally or permanently in the fast ice and seasonal pack ice of the western Amundsen and Ross seas of western Antarctica. We resolved 251 haplotypes with a haplotype diversity of 0.98 to 0.99. Bayesian estimates of Θ from the… 
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