The Isthmus of Panama: a major physical barrier to gene flow in a highly mobile pantropical seabird.

@article{Steeves2005TheIO,
  title={The Isthmus of Panama: a major physical barrier to gene flow in a highly mobile pantropical seabird.},
  author={Tammy E. Steeves and David J. Anderson and Vicki L. Friesen},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={1000-8}
}
To further test the hypothesis that the Isthmus of Panama is a major barrier to gene flow in pantropical seabirds, we applied phylogeographic methods to mitochondrial control sequence variation in masked booby (Sula dactylatra) populations on either side of the Isthmus of Panama and the southern tip of Africa. In accord with Steeves et al. (2003), we found that all Caribbean masked boobies with the 'secondary contact' cytochrome b haplotype (m-B) shared a control region haplotype (Sd_100… CONTINUE READING