Freshwater Crayfish 12(1): 371-386 (1999)
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Molecular genetic contributions to conservation biology of the European native crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes
Over the past five years, a number of genetic markers have become available for researchers working on crayfish genetics. In this paper, we describe the use of different classes of genetic markers in Austropotamobius pallipes. Our aim is to compare their performance for estimating levels and partitioning of genetic variation and their suitability to help in resolving problems of the conservation and management of natural populations in an endangered species. First results, obtained with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and with random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) procedures, are discussed with regards to biogeographical considerations and implications of fragmentation of the freshwater habitat. The role of human mediated movement of A. pallipes stocks is also indicated. We show the necessity to use several molecular markers as well as to combine genetic data with ecological and demographic analysis from the field.
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Souty-Grosset C, Grandjean F and Gouin N. (1999). Molecular genetic contributions to conservation biology of the European native crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes. Freshwater Crayfish 12(1):371-386. doi:
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