Sex-biased dispersal in sperm whales: contrasting mitochondrial and nuclear genetic structure of global populations.

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The social organization of most mammals is characterized by female philopatry and male dispersal. Such sex-biased dispersal can cause the genetic structure of populations to differ between the maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and the bi-parental nuclear genome. Here we report on the global genetic structure of oceanic populations of the sperm… (More)

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@article{Lyrholm1999SexbiasedDI, title={Sex-biased dispersal in sperm whales: contrasting mitochondrial and nuclear genetic structure of global populations.}, author={Thomas Lyrholm and Olof Leimar and Bo Johanneson and Ulf Gyllensten}, journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences}, year={1999}, volume={266 1417}, pages={347-54} }