Data from: Conservation genetics of redside dace (Clinostomus elongatus): phylogeography and contemporary spatial structure
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Serrao, Natasha R.; Reid, Scott M.; Wilson, Chris C. (2018). Data from: Conservation genetics of redside dace (Clinostomus elongatus): phylogeography and contemporary spatial structure [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.k8m4v
Redside dace Clinostomus elongatus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) is a species of conservation concern that is declining throughout its range as a result of habitat fragmentation, degradation and loss. We characterized the genetic structure and diversity of redside dace populations across the species range using mitochondrial and microsatellite data to inform conservation efforts and assess how historical and recent events have shaped genetic structure and diversity within and among populations. Phylogeographic structure among 28 redside dace populations throughout southern Ontario (Canada) and the United States was assessed by sequence analysis of the mitochondrial cytochrome b and ATPase 6 and 8 genes. Populations were also genotyped using 10 microsatellite loci to examine genetic diversity within and among populations as well as contemporary spatial structuring. Mitochondrial DNA sequence data revealed three geographically distinct lineages, which were highly concordant with groupings identified by microsatellite analysis. The combined genetic data refute published glacial refugia hypotheses of a single Mississippian refugium or of two lineages associated with Mississippian and Atlantic refugia. Secondary contact between the two eastern groups was documented in the Allegheny River drainage and tributaries to Lake Ontario. With the exception of several allopatric populations within the Allegheny watershed, high genetic structuring among populations suggests their isolation, indicating that recovery efforts should be population-based.
Great Lakes region