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Analysis of blood samples for genetic difference and similarity within and between breeding groups of Adelie penguins and Skuas from Cape Bird, Cape Royds and Cape Crozier, Ross Island
Entry ID: K016_1988_1989_NZ_1

Abstract: Prior studies have found little interchange of skuas (Stercorarius maccormicki) and Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) among breeding groups as the majority of breeding birds settle within their natal area. This study investigated whether the separate breeding populations of skuas and adelie penguins on Ross Island (Cape Bird, Cape Royds and Cape Crozier) are genetically distinguishable and ... View entire text
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  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68
  N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 166.15   W: 166.15
  N: -77.5   S: -77.5   E: 169.33   W: 169.33

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Start Date: 1989-01-12
Stop Date: 1989-01-30
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Millar, C.D. Lambert, D.M. Young, E.C. 1997 Minisatellite DNA detects sex, parentage, and adoption in the south polar skua. Journal of heredity 88(3): 235-238

Ritz MS, Millar CD, Miller GD, Phillips RA, Ryan P, Sternkopf V, Liebers-Helbig D, Peter H-U. 2008. Phylogeography of the southern skua complex - rapid colonization of the southern hemisphere during a glacial period and reticulate evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 292-303
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23