Usefulness of molecular markers for detecting population bottlenecks via monitoring genetic change.

@article{Luikart1998UsefulnessOM,
  title={Usefulness of molecular markers for detecting population bottlenecks via monitoring genetic change.},
  author={Gordon Luikart and William B. Sherwin and Brian M. Steele and Fred W Allendorf},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 8},
  pages={963-74}
}
It is important to detect population bottlenecks in threatened and managed species because bottlenecks can increase the risk of population extinction. Early detection is critical and can be facilitated by statistically powerful monitoring programs for detecting bottleneck-induced genetic change. We used Monte Carlo computer simulations to evaluate the power of the following tests for detecting genetic changes caused by a severe reduction in a population's effective size (Ne): a test for loss of… CONTINUE READING
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