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Allison Alberts

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520238541

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001

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Genetic Structure of the Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana and its Implications for Species Conservation

Genetic Structure of the Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana and its Implications for Species Conservation

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(p.58) 4 Genetic Structure of the Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana and its Implications for Species Conservation
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Iguanas
Author(s):

Mark E. Welch

Glenn P. Gerber

Scott K. Davis

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0005

This chapter examines the genetic structure of the Turks and Caicos iguana, Cyclura carinata carinata. It tests the assumption that overland dispersal does not limit gene flow among populations and attempts to determine if natural selection has played a role in shaping the current genetic structure of this species. It also assesses the relationship between geographic distance and genetic differentiation and how this relationship may have been affected by vicariance and dispersal. Finally, it considers the implications of the current genetic structure of Cyclura carinata carinata for future conservation initiatives.

Keywords:   Turks and Caicos iguana, Cyclura carinata carinata, natural selection, geographic distance, genetic differentiation

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