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Genetic variability in the subterranean rodents Ctenomys australis and Ctenomys porteousi (Rodentia:Octodontidae)

Liliana Ines Apfelbaum; Alicia Isbael Massarini; Lidia Elena Daleffe; Osvaldo Alfredo Reig

Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 19(6): 467-476

1991


ISSN/ISBN: 0305-1978
DOI: 10.1016/0305-1978(91)90067-a
Accession: 062169684

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Genetic variation encoded by 31-35 loci was estimated in four populations of subterranean rodent Ctenomys australis and in one population of C. porteousi. Estimates of observed heterozygosity per population ranged from 0.00 to 11.18%, and polymorphism from 0.00 to 45.00%. These results were compared with data from other subterranean and non-subterranean rodents in their bearing on different models for interpretation of genetic variability in subterranean rodents.

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