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Low among-population genetic differentiation in Chinese bisexual Artemia populations
Naihong, X.; Audenaert, E.; Vanoverbeke, J.; Brendonck, L.; Sorgeloos, P.; De Meester, L. (2000). Low among-population genetic differentiation in Chinese bisexual Artemia populations. Heredity 84: 238-243
In: Heredity. The Genetical Society of Great Britain: London. ISSN 0018-067X; e-ISSN 1365-2540, more
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    VLIZ: Open Repository 100346 [ OMA ]

Keywords
    Asia > East asia > Developing countries > China
    Biology > Genetics > Population genetics
    China
    Distribution > Geographical distribution
    Genetic diversity
    Habitat
    Isolating mechanisms
    China, People's Rep. [Marine Regions]; Congo, People's Rep.; INW, China, People's Rep.; ISEW, China, People's Rep.; Mongolia, People's Rep.
    Brackish water

Authors  Top 
  • Naihong, X.
  • Audenaert, E.
  • Vanoverbeke, J., more
  • Brendonck, L., more
  • Sorgeloos, P., more
  • De Meester, L., more

Abstract
    We studied the population genetic structure of nine bisexual Artemia sinica populations from the provinces of Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Qinghai in China, using variation at nine allozyme loci (cellulose acetate electrophoresis). There is a clear-cut tendency for an increase in genetic variation, as measured by heterozygosity, with increasing habitat size. Although we observe a positive relationship between genetic differentiation and geographical distance, overall F-ST values are low: populations separated by approximately 1000 km show average F-ST values of 0.05-0.1, whereas populations separated by 100 km show no genetic differentiation at all.

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