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dc.contributor.authorSorensen, Molly-
dc.contributor.authorVella, Adriana-
dc.identifier.citationSorensen, M., & Vella, A. (2013). Preliminary population genetic structure of the endangered dusky grouper, epinephelus marginatus, in Malta as revealed by six microsatellite markers. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit., 40, 703.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study is to describe the genetic population structure of the endangered marine fish, Epinephelus marginatus, in the Maltese archipelago for the purpose of localized conservation management planning. Genetic population structure was determined by examining 89 individuals collected within Malta’s Fisheries Management Zone with 14 microsatellite markers. Results of genetic clustering by admixture analysis found one continuous population (K = 1) inhabiting the Maltese archipelago. Further genetic analysis describes a population decreasing in size (Theta = 2.2), which has gone through a significant size reduction in the past (M = 0.41) and shows signs of inbreeding (F = 0.10, P > 0.001). Results suggest that management should be designed to reflect the archipelago as a single conservation unit.en_GB
dc.publisherCommission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Mediterraneeen_GB
dc.subjectGrouper fisheriesen_GB
dc.subjectOsteichthyes -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectEpinephelus -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectMarine biodiversity conservation -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectFishery management -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleGenetic population structure of the endangered dusky grouper, epinephelus marginatus, in the Maltese archipelago as revealed by 14 microsatellite markersen_GB
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dc.publication.titleRapport Commission International Mer Mediterraneeen_GB
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