Influence of sampling scheme on the inference of sex-biased gene flow in the American badger (Taxidea taxus)
Abstract:Population genetics has fueled a substantial growth in studies of dispersal, a life-history trait that has important applications in ecology and evolution. Mammals typically exhibit male-biased gene flow, so this pattern often serves as a null hypothesis in empirical studies. Estimation of dispersal using population genetics is not without biases, so we utilized a combination of population genetic methods and simulations to evaluate gene flow within the American badger (
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 7, 2012
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