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- Kyle, Rebecca; Beatty, Gemma E.; Roberts, Dai; Provan, Jim
- Conservation genetics 2016 v.17 no.6 pp. 1323-1332
- Bayesian theory; Margaritifera margaritifera; alleles; breeding stock; gene frequency; genetic drift; genetic markers; genetic rescue; genotyping; hatcheries; inbreeding; juveniles; monitoring; mussels; population dynamics; population structure; progeny; rivers; Northern Ireland
- ... Freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) populations are declining in Northern Ireland to the extent that a captive breeding programme was established on the Upper Ballinderry river in 1998. Previous genetic analysis of the hatchery broodstock and their first cohort of offspring showed significant levels of inbreeding (F IS = 0.166). The broodstock, which currently numbers ca. 90 indi ...