Highly polymorphic mitochondrial DNA and deceiving haplotypic differentiation: implications for assessing population genetic differentiation and connectivity

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Fourdrilis, S.; Backeljau, T.;

Abstract: BackgroundHyperdiverse mtDNA with more than 5% of variable synonymous nucleotide sites can lead to erroneous interpretations of population genetic differentiation patterns and parameters ((ST), D-EST). We illustrate this by using hyperdiverse mtDNA markers to ... View more
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