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Hotspot or Outpost? The Iberian phylogeography of Nucella lapillus
Conle, J. (2011). Hotspot or Outpost? The Iberian phylogeography of Nucella lapillus. MSc Thesis. Ghent University: Gent. 36 pp.

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    Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Afdeling Mariene Biologie; Erasmus Mundus MSC in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+), more

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Document type: Dissertation

    Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; ANE, Europe, Iberian Peninsula [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Conle, J.

    Analysis of 182 mitochondrial COI sequences from the North Atlantic snail Nucella lapillus revealed high degrees of genetic diversity and structure among populations in Spain and Portugal. Comparatively low diversities, a distinct lack of structure or deep phylogenetic divergence in northern Europe and America supports the hypothesis that the Iberian Peninsula might have been a source of recolonisation of northern after Pleistocene glaciation. The complex genetic structure and presumably old lineages in the Iberian populations provides evidence for a long phylogeographic history shaped by evolutionary dynamics, demographic and climatic changes and a variable physical environment.

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