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Contemporary and historical separation of transequatorial migration between genetically distinct seabird populations

Rayner, Matt J; Hauber, Mark E.; Steeves, Tammy E; Lawrence, Hayley A; Thompson, David R; Sagar, Paul M; Bury, Sarah J.; Landers, T J; Phillips, Richard; Ranjard, Louis; Shaffer, Scott A

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Pelagic seabirds are highly mobile, reducing the likelihood of allopatric speciation where disruption of gene flow between populations is caused by physically insurmountable, extrinsic barriers. spatial segregation during the non-breeding season appears to provide an intrinsic barrier to gene flow among seabird populations that otherwise occupy nearby or overlapping regions during breeding, but how this is achieved remains unclear. Here we show that the two genetically distinct populations of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103112
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1330

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