An investigation of genetic divergence among invasive crayfish (Orconectes virilis) populations using microsatellitesPublic
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Species are usually geographically distributed further than an individual can disperse, thus populations are often genetically differentiated through isolation by distance and barriers. Crayfish have been shown to have low dispersal patterns, possibly due to their biology and environment. Using four microsatellite loci as molecular markers, I studied the degree of genetic differentiation of three populations of Orconectes virilis in Massachusetts. I hypothesized the populations would show some differentiation. The data imply that the populations maybe genetically differentiated from one another, but additional data are needed for a stronger inference.
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