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1 June 2012 Genetic Differences Among Iberian White-Throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus Populations Based on the Cytochrome b Sequence
M. Ángeles Hernández, Francisco Campos, Tomás Santamaría, Luis Corrales, M. Angeles Rojo, Susana Dias
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Although widespread in Europe, the white-throated dipper Cinclus cinclus has a fragmented distribution in the Iberian Peninsula. We investigated whether Iberian dipper populations are genetically differentiable by assessing a fragment of the cytochrome b gene in birds from 11 geographical areas encompassing 48 Iberian rivers. Four population groups North, Centre, East and South were differentiated a priori on the basis of geographical criteria. Genetic differences between these groups explained 35.9% of the total variation. Eight new haplotypes have been recorded for this species. The most abundant haplotype (H3) was shared by 75.8% of the birds and was found in all areas. The second most abundant haplotype (H10, 17.6% of individuals) was present in three areas: two in the southern mountains and one in central Iberia. The third most abundant (H5, 4.8% of birds) occurred only in central Iberia. Southern populations are genetically distinct from the others.

M. Ángeles Hernández, Francisco Campos, Tomás Santamaría, Luis Corrales, M. Angeles Rojo, and Susana Dias "Genetic Differences Among Iberian White-Throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus Populations Based on the Cytochrome b Sequence," Ardeola 59(1), 111-122, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.13157/arla.59.1.2012.111
Received: 20 July 2011; Accepted: 17 November 2011; Published: 1 June 2012
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