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Complex biogeographical distribution of genetic variation within Podarcis wall lizards across the Strait of Gibraltar

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Abstract Aim 

To examine the effect of a known geological barrier on genetic variation within a wall lizard species complex. Location 

The Iberian Peninsula and North Africa. Methods 

Sequencing of partial 12S rRNA and cytochrome b mtDNA. Results 

The current distribution of genetic variability is not related to the opening of the Strait of Gibraltar. Conclusions 

Podarcis hispanica in North Africa is probably a species complex. The Strait of Gibraltar should not be used as a known barrier to gene flow in other land based organisms without careful sampling to test for multiple crossings since its formation.
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Keywords: 12S rRNA; Podarcis hispanica; Podarcis vaucheri; Strait of Gibraltar; cytochrome b; phylogeny

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK 2: Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO/UP), ICETA, Campus Agrário de Vairáo, Vila do Conde, Portugal and

Publication date: 01 September 2002

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