Population genetics of the endangered South American freshwater turtle, Podocnemis unifilis, inferred from microsatellite DNA data

@article{Escalona2008PopulationGO,
  title={Population genetics of the endangered South American freshwater turtle, Podocnemis unifilis, inferred from microsatellite DNA data},
  author={Tibisay Escalona and Tag N. Engstrom and Omar E. Hern{\'a}ndez and Brian C. Bock and Richard Carl Vogt and Nicole Valenzuela},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={1683-1696}
}
We studied the population genetics of Podocnemis unifilis turtles within and among basins in the Orinoco and Amazon drainages using microsatellites. We detected high levels of genetic diversity in all sampled localities. However, ‘M-ratio’ tests revealed a substantial recent population decline in ten localities, in accord with current widespread exploitation. Our results reveal a consistent pattern across multiple analyses, showing a clear subdivision between the populations inhabiting the… CONTINUE READING
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