Population structure and speciation in the genus Tursiops based on microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA analyses

  title={Population structure and speciation in the genus Tursiops based on microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA analyses},
  author={A. Natoli and Victor M. Peddemors and A. Rus Hoelzel},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  • A. Natoli, Victor M. Peddemors, A. Rus Hoelzel
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have a world‐wide distribution, and show morphotypic variation among regions. Distinctions between coastal and pelagic populations have been documented; however, regional patterns of differentiation had not been previously investigated in a wider geographic context. We analysed up to nine different populations from seven different areas of the world by mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite DNA markers, and found differentiation among all putative regional… CONTINUE READING

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