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Delimiting shades of gray: phylogeography of the Northern Fulmar, <I>Fulmarus glacialis</I>

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dc.contributor.author Kerr, Kevin C. R. en
dc.contributor.author Dove, Carla J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-15T19:20:45Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-15T19:20:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Kerr, Kevin C. R. and Dove, Carla J. 2013. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F21642">Delimiting shades of gray: phylogeography of the Northern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis</a>." <em>Ecology and Evolution</em>. 3 (7):1915&ndash;1930. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.597">https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.597</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 2045-7758
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/21642
dc.description.abstract The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is a common tube-nosed seabird with a disjunct Holarctic range. Taxonomic divisions within the Northern Fulmar have historically been muddled by geographical variation notably including highly polymorphic plumage. Recent molecular analyses (i.e., DNA barcoding) have suggested that genetic divergence between Atlantic and Pacific populations could be on par with those typically observed between species. We employ a multigene phylogenetic analysis to better explore the level of genetic divergence between these populations and to test an old hypothesis on the origin of the modern distribution of color morphs across their range. Additionally, we test whether mutations in the melanocortin-1 receptor gene (MC1R) are associated with dark plumage in the Northern Fulmar. We confirmed that mitochondrial lineages in the Atlantic and Pacific populations are highly divergent, but nuclear markers revealed incomplete lineage sorting. Genetic divergence between these populations is consistent with that observed between many species of Procellariiformes and we recommend elevating these two forms to separate species. We also find that MC1R variation is not associated with color morph but rather is better explained by geographical divergence. en
dc.relation.ispartof Ecology and Evolution en
dc.title Delimiting shades of gray: phylogeography of the Northern Fulmar, <I>Fulmarus glacialis</I> en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 115942
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/ece3.597
rft.jtitle Ecology and Evolution
rft.volume 3
rft.issue 7
rft.spage 1915
rft.epage 1930
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 1915
dc.citation.epage 1930

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