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Afraid of cold water? Dispersal barriers and speciation of tropical species in the NW Indian Ocean

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Dutch title: Bang van koud water? Dispersiebarrières en speciatie van tropische soorten in de NW Indische Oceaan
Period: October 2005 till September 2008
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Marine; Speciation

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Fycologie, more, partner

Abstract:
The NW Indian Ocean consists of a number of warm water basins separated from one another by a cold water barrier. One can expect that this situation leads to population differentiation and, in the long run, speciation of marine organisms that can only live in tropical temperatures. This hypothesis is tested by phylogeographic analysis of DNA sequence data.

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