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Macrogenetic studies must not ignore limitations of genetic markers and scale

March 22, 2021

Millette et al. (Ecology Letters, 2020, 23:55–67) reported no consistent worldwide anthropogenic effects on animal genetic diversity using repurposed mitochondrial DNA sequences. We reexamine data from this study, describe genetic marker and scale limitations which might lead to misinterpretations with conservation implications, and provide advice to improve future macrogenetic studies.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Macrogenetic studies must not ignore limitations of genetic markers and scale
DOI 10.1111/ele.13732
Authors Ivan Paz-Vinas, Evelyn L. Jensen, Laura D. Bertola, Martin F. Breed, Brian K. Hand, Margaret Hunter, Francine Kershaw, Deborah M. Leigh, Gordon Luikart, Joachim Mergeay, Joshua M. Miller, Charles B. van Rees, Gernot Segelbacher, Sean M. Hoban
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Ecology Letters
Index ID 70231198
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center