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Concepts and issues of population genetics in seaweeds
Valero, M.; Engel, C.R.; Billot, C.; Kloareg, B.; Destombe, C. (2001). Concepts and issues of population genetics in seaweeds. Cah. Biol. Mar. 42(1-2): 53-62
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723; e-ISSN 2262-3094, more
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(2001). Proceedings of the International Workshop "Current approaches in basic and applied phycology". Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 42(1-2). [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 1-185 pp., more
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  • Valero, M., more
  • Engel, C.R.
  • Billot, C.
  • Kloareg, B., more
  • Destombe, C.

    The aim of this paper is to highlight the questions raised by a population genetics approach in order to discuss them in the context of seaweed populations studies. First, basic concepts of population genetics and their application in conservation biology are briefly reviewed. Second, we rapidly survey the methods for analysing the genetic structure of populations: these methods estimate parameters that characterise mating systems, quantify gene flow and evaluate genetic drift. To illustrate these points, examples taken from studies on algal populations are presented and discussed.

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