Rise of oceanographic barriers in continuous populations of a cetacean: the genetic structure of harbour porpoises in Old World waters

Fontaine, Michaël C; Baird, Stuart JE; Piry, Sylvain; Ray, Nicolas; Tolley, Krystal A; Duke, Sarah; Birkun, Alexei; Ferreira, Marisa; Jauniaux, Thierry; Llavona, Ángela; Öztürk, Bayram; A Öztürk, Ayaka; Ridoux, Vincent; Rogan, Emer; Sequeira, Marina; Siebert, Ursula; Vikingsson, Gísli A; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie; Michaux, Johan R
BMC Biology (2007)

Understanding the role of seascape in shaping genetic and demographic population structure is highly challenging for marine pelagic species such as cetaceans for which there is generally little evidence of…


A visual and acoustic survey for harbour porpoises off North-West Africa: Further evidence of a discrete population

Boisseau, O.; Matthews, J.; Gillespie, D.; Lacey, C.; Moscrop, A.; El Ouamari, N.
African Journal of Marine Science (2007)

The distribution of harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena in southern Europe and along the Atlantic African coast is poorly understood, with tentative assessments suggesting a discrete West African population with a…


Population structure of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA variation among South American Burmeister’s porpoises (Phocoena spinipinnis)

Rosa, Sabrina; Milinkovitch, Michel C.; Van Waerebeek, Koen; Berck, Jehanne; Oporto, Jorge; Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Goodall, Natalie; Cassens, Insa
Conservation Genetics (2005)

Little is known about the biology of Burmeister’s porpoises (Phocoena spinipinnis), a small cetacean species endemic to South American waters. Information on stock structure, however, is urgently needed, as the…


Population genetic structure of the Yangtze Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis): Implications for management and conservation

Zheng, Jin-Song; Xia, Jun-Hong; He, Shun-Ping; Wang, Ding
Biochem Genet (2005)

Understanding the population genetic structure is a prerequisite for conservation of a species. The degree of genetic variability characteristic of the mitochondrial DNA control region has been widely exploited in…