Population structure, dispersal and colonization history of the garden bumblebee Bombus hortorum in the Western Isles of Scotland

@article{Goulson2011PopulationSD,
  title={Population structure, dispersal and colonization history of the garden bumblebee Bombus hortorum in the Western Isles of Scotland},
  author={D. Goulson and J. Kaden and O. Lepais and G. Lye and B. Darvill},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={867-879}
}
New methods of analysing genetic data provide powerful tools for quantifying dispersal patterns and reconstructing population histories. Here we examine the population structure of the bumblebee Bombus hortorum in a model island system, the Western Isles of Scotland, using microsatellite markers. Following declines in other species, B. hortorum is the only remaining long-tongued bumblebee species found in much of Europe, and thus it is of particular ecological importance. Our data suggest that… Expand
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