Indications for a recent Holarctic expansion of pike based on a preliminary study of mtDNA variation
Abstract:An extremely limited haplotypic diversity within populations and a strikingly low divergence between European and Canadian haplotypes were found in pike Esox lucius. Certain haplotypes were associated with a particular geographical region in Europe: a widespread European and a restricted Hungarian–Norwegian type. The low haplotypic intraspecific divergence suggests a late Pleistocene expansion from an ancestral population.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Ch. de Bériotstraat, 32, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium and 2: Ministry of the Flemish Community, Institute for Forestry and Game Management, A. Duboislaan 14, B-1560 Hoeilaart, Belgium
Publication date: 2003-07-01