Genetic differentiation over small spatial scales in the absence of physical barriers in an Australian rainforest stream fish
Thuesen, P.A., Pusey, B.J., Peck, D.R., Pearson, R., and Congdon, B.C. (2008) Genetic differentiation over small spatial scales in the absence of physical barriers in an Australian rainforest stream fish. Journal of Fish Biology, 72 (5). pp. 1174-1187.
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This study investigated the genetic population structure of the regionally endemic rainforest fish Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides by analysing sequence variation in the mitochondrial control region. The results indicated that individual populations, even those located in close proximity (5 km), were highly distinct. The pattern of genetic structure cannot be explained by physical barriers to gene flow and was not consistent with models based on separation of populations by distance or any hierarchical structuring within the riverine network. The management implications of the observed genetic structure are discussed.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||divergence; freshwater fish; gene flow; mitochondrial DNA; rainforest streams; tropical biology|
|FoR Codes:||06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060204 Freshwater Ecology @ 50%|
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||09 Feb 2010 15:22|
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