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dc.contributor.advisorRussell, Anthony P.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Mark D.
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-08T20:03:31Z
dc.date.available2005-08-08T20:03:31Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationThompson, M. D. (2003). Phylogeography of the long-toed salamander, ambystoma macrodactylum (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/16493en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612874516en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/40061
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 307-348en
dc.description.abstractThe long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) was phylogeographically investigated by employing two mitochondrial genes that exhibit differential evolvability. Traditional systematics and statistical parsimony estimated haplotype phylogenies. Concordant patterns among genes, their phylogenies, and regional geography provided a testable and accountable means to map population structure and history in A. macrodactylum. Deep genealogical gaps and reciprocally monophyletic clades were consistent with vicariance across the dry Columbia Plateau. Corroborative evidence suggests Coastal and Continental Clades constitute two cohesion species. Nested clades and molecular clocks identify seven refugia that were allopatrically sub-divided during the Pleistocene. Ambystoma macrodactylum exhibits common 'salamander-type' behaviors that minimize their active dispersal distances, but the frequency of longdistance migration by passive dispersal would increase as glaciers retreated and caused flooding. Matrix correspondence tests identified a correlation between GIS friction map and genetic distance and suggest that low-elevation corridors guided populations during expansion.
dc.format.extentxiv, 437 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titlePhylogeography of the long-toed salamander, ambystoma macrodactylum
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/16493
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineBiological Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2003 T46en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1476 520708911


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.