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Genetic Differentiation Among Populations of the Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja; Aves: Pelecaniformes) in Three Brazilian Wetlands

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Mino, Carolina Isabel [1, 2, 3] ; Del Lama, Silvia Nassif [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Genet & Evolucao, BR-13565905 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Buenos Aires, Dept Ecol Genet & Evoluc, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
[3] Univ Buenos Aires, Fac Ciencias Exactas & Nat, IEGEBA CONICET, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS; v. 52, n. 7-8, p. 321-337, AUG 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Effective population size, levels of genetic diversity, gene flow, and genetic structuring were assessed in 205 colonial Roseate spoonbills from 11 breeding colonies from north, central west, and south Brazil. Colonies and regions exhibited similar moderate levels of diversity at five microsatellite loci (mean expected heterozygosity range 0.50-0.62; allelic richness range 3.17-3.21). The central west region had the highest Ne (59). F (ST) values revealed low but significant genetic structuring among colonies within the north and within the south regions. Significant global genetic structuring was found between the northern and central western populations as well as between the northern and southern populations. An individual-based Bayesian clustering method inferred three population clusters. Assignment tests correctly allocated up to 64% of individuals to their source regions. Collectively, results revealed complex demographic dynamics, with ongoing gene flow on a local scale, but genetic differentiation on a broader scale. Populations in the three regions may all be conserved, but special concern should be given to central western ones, which can significantly contribute to the species' gene pool in Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/50406-5 - Colonization of the American Continent by African populations of cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) and its parasites (Plasmodium and Haemoproteus): genetics revealing the bioinvasion process
Grantee:Silvia Nassif Del Lama
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/52315-7 - Top predators of food chain
Grantee:Pedro Manoel Galetti Junior
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants