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Rönkä, N., Pakanen, V.‐M., Blomqvist, D., Degtyaryev, V., Golovatin, M., Isakov, G., Karlionova, N., Lehikoinen, A., Morozov, V., Paskhalny, S., Pauliny, A., Pinchuk, P., Rauhala, P., Tomkovich, P., Zakharov, E., Koivula, K. and Kvist, L. (2019), Near panmixia at the distribution‐wide scale but evidence of genetic differentiation in a geographically isolated population of the Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus. Ibis, 161: 632-647. doi:10.1111/ibi.12651

Near panmixia at the distribution‐wide scale but evidence of genetic differentiation in a geographically isolated population of the Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus

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Author: Rönkä, Nelli1; Pakanen, Veli‐Matti1; Blomqvist, Donald2;
Organizations: 1Department of Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu, POB 3000, Oulu, 90014 Finland
2Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Box 463, Gothenburg, 40530 Sweden
3Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Lenin Prospect 41, Yakutsk, 677980 Russia
4Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 8 Marta St. 202, Ekaterinburg, 620144 Russia
5State Nature National Park Mari Chodra, Main Str. 73, Krasnogorsk, Zvenigovskii District, Mari El Republic, 425090 Russia
6Institute of Zoology NAS Belarus, Akademichnaya Str. 27, Minsk, 220072 Belarus
7All‐Russian Research Institute for Environment Protection, Znamenskoye‐Sadki, Moscow, 117628 Russia
8Ecological Scientific Research Establishment of Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Zelyonaya Gorka 18‐1, Labytnangi, Tumenskaya Region, 629400 Russia
9Juntonkatu 4 as 20, Kemi, FIN‐94100 Finland
10Zoological Museum, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya Str. 6, Moscow, 125009 Russia
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.8 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020042722655
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-04-27
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Abstract

Populations from different parts of a species range may vary in their genetic structure, variation and dynamics. Geographically isolated populations or those located at the periphery of the range may differ from those located in the core of the range. Such peripheral populations may harbour genetic variation important for the adaptive potential of the species. We studied the distribution‐wide population genetic structure of the Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus using 13 microsatellite loci and the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region. In addition, we estimated whether genetic variation changes from the core towards the edge of the breeding range. We used the results to evaluate the management needs of the sampled populations. Distribution‐wide genetic structure was negligible; the only population that showed significant genetic differentiation was the geographically isolated Dnieper River basin population in Eastern Europe. The genetic variation of microsatellites decreased towards the edge of the distribution, supporting the abundant‐centre hypotheses in which the core area of the distribution preserves the most genetic variation; however, no such trend could be seen with mtDNA. Overall genetic variation was low and there were signs of past population contractions followed by expansion; this pattern is found in most northern waders. The current effective population size (Ne) is large, and therefore global conservation measures are not necessary. However, the marginal Dnieper River population needs to be considered its own management unit. In addition, the Finnish population warrants conservation actions due to its extremely small size and degree of isolation from the main range, which makes it vulnerable to genetic depletion.

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Series: Ibis
ISSN: 0019-1019
ISSN-E: 1474-919X
ISSN-L: 0019-1019
Volume: 161
Issue: 3
Pages: 632 - 647
DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12651
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/ibi.12651
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
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Funding: This research was funded by the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Oulu (N.R.), Emil Aaltonen Foundation (N.R. and V.M.P.), the University of Oulu Scholarship Foundation (N.R.), the Academy of Finland (128384: K.K., 278759: V.M.P.), the Oskar Öflund Foundation (V.M.P.), The Finnish Foundation for Nature Conservation (V.M.P.), Kone Foundation (V.M.P.), Finnish Cultural Foundation (V.M.P.) and the RSF No. 14-50-00029 (P.T.). The development of the new Dunlin microsatellites was financed by Carl Tryggers Stiftelse (CTS Project 09:294: A.P.), with additional support from the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (2002-1037 and 2005-817: D.B.) and Stiftelsen Oscar och Lili Lamms Minne (FO2009-0007: A.P.).
Copyright information: © 2018 British Ornithologists' Union. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Rönkä, N., Pakanen, V.‐M., Blomqvist, D., Degtyaryev, V., Golovatin, M., Isakov, G., Karlionova, N., Lehikoinen, A., Morozov, V., Paskhalny, S., Pauliny, A., Pinchuk, P., Rauhala, P., Tomkovich, P., Zakharov, E., Koivula, K. and Kvist, L. (2019), Near panmixia at the distribution‐wide scale but evidence of genetic differentiation in a geographically isolated population of the Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus. Ibis, 161: 632-647, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12651. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."