The population genetic approach delineates the species boundary of reproductively isolated corymbose acroporid corals.

@article{Nakajima2012ThePG,
  title={The population genetic approach delineates the species boundary of reproductively isolated corymbose acroporid corals.},
  author={Yuichi Nakajima and Akira Nishikawa and Akira Iguchi and Kazuhiko Sakai},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={527-31}
}
In this study, we used a population genetic approach with microsatellite markers to attempt to clarify the species boundary of Acropora corals. Species in this taxon are usually difficult to distinguish with the usual molecular phylogenetic approach. We used Acropora sp. 1 and Acropora digitifera as the target species to shed light on the species boundary of Acropora at the population level. These species are morphologically and ecologically similar but are reproductively isolated by… CONTINUE READING

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