Postglacial loss of microsatellite variation in the landlocked Lake Saimaa ringed seal

  title={Postglacial loss of microsatellite variation in the landlocked Lake Saimaa ringed seal},
  author={J. Palo and H. Hyv{\"a}rinen and E. Helle and H. M{\"a}kinen and R. V{\"a}in{\"o}l{\"a}},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  • J. Palo, H. Hyvärinen, +2 authors R. Väinölä
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Conservation Genetics
  • The Lake Saimaa ringed sealPhoca hispida saimensis has lived as anisolated landlocked population in easternFinland since the early post-glacial. In thelast century, the population crashed down to c.200 individuals, and is under a constant threatof extinction. We evaluated the genetic historyof the Saimaa population through a comparisonwith the conspecific sister populations in theArctic Ocean and the Baltic Sea, which haveretained high levels of variation since thedeglaciation. At eight… CONTINUE READING
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