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Population genetic structure of blanding's turtle(emydiodea blandingii)in New York.

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dc.contributor.author McCluskey, Eric M
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-25T19:53:40Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T13:47:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-25T19:53:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T13:47:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-25T19:53:40Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/3892
dc.description.abstract The loss of genetic diversity is a major concern in conservation biology.As wild populations decline and become more isolated from one another overall genetic diversity is influenced by inbreeding,genetic drift and gene flow.Some of the consequences of inbreeding and genetic drift and gene flow are a decrease in a specie's adaptability and accumulation of deleterious alleles.As wetlands vanish,aquatic species can be permanently isolated with no access to adjacent habitat.I investigated how habitat fragmentation and population isolation are affecting gene flow and genetic diversity in Blanding's turtle(Emydoidea blandingii)populations in New York State.Four county populations(Jefferson,St Lawrence,Saratoga,Dutchess)and an adjacent Ontario population were included in this study.These represent populations both peripheral(Jefferson,St Lawrence,Ontario)and disjunct(Saratoga,Dutchess) to the main range.I found evelated genetic diversity in the populations on the periphery of the main range in the northern section of the state compared to the two eastern,disjunct populations.Subpopulations structuring was also evident in the St Lawrence and Dutchess Co populations.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Eric M McCluskey
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles--New York (State)--Genetics.
dc.subject.lcsh Wetlands--New York (State).
dc.subject.lcsh Conservation biology.
dc.title Population genetic structure of blanding's turtle(emydiodea blandingii)in New York.
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.graduationmonth May
dc.date.published 2008
dc.description.committeechair Gonser,Rusty
dc.description.committeemembers ensen, Ryan(Brigham Young University)
dc.description.committeemembers Stuart, Gary W
dc.description.committeemembers Tuttle, Elaina
dc.description.degree Master of Science
dc.description.department Department Not Listed
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd ILL-ETD-041
dc.description.level Masters
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 81 p.: ill. Includes abstract and appendix.
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