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Phylogeography of an holarctic gadoid, the burbot, Lota lota L., based on genetic markers

Dutch title: Fylogeografie van een Holarctische kabeljauwachtige, de kwabaal Lota lota L., op basis van genetische merkers
Reference no: P103/3E981096
Period: October 1998 till September 2000
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Fish; Genetics
Taxonomic term: Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Institutes (2)  Top 
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek; Diversiteit en Systematiek van Dieren, more, co-ordinator
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT), more, sponsor

The goal of this population genetic study is fundamental and twofold. First the genetic history of a freshwater fish species representative for the holarctic region is investigated. The genetic variation in a continental context will be mapped to infer the historical evolution of the burbot. If possible the genetic markers will be calibrated by using known absolute geological data. A second part of the study encompasses genetic structure on a regional scale. In this case more recent aspects of the distribution of burbot will be studied in order to identify effective population size, colonisation patterns and geneflow. The burbot makes a very interesting study object from a fundamental point of view as it is the only freshwater species from the gadoids. It has a holarctic distribution, lives as a carnivore in slow running rivers and has a generation time of approxicately three years.

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