Population genetic structure of the Antarctic ascidian Aplidium falklandicum from Scotia Arc and South Shetland Islands

@article{Demarchi2010PopulationGS,
  title={Population genetic structure of the Antarctic ascidian Aplidium falklandicum from Scotia Arc and South Shetland Islands},
  author={M. Demarchi and M. Chiappero and M. Tati{\'a}n and R. Sahade},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={33},
  pages={1567-1576}
}
In sessile marine organisms, gene flow between populations depends mainly on free-living reproductive stages (such as larvae and gametes), and usually the strength of genetic structure is related to the time spent in the plankton and physical factors as oceanographic conditions. In Antarctica, abyssal depths that surround the continent and the Polar Front are considered strong barriers for benthic marine fauna, keeping the continent isolated from other shelves. The only available shallow water… Expand

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