Table 2

Genetic variation within (Allelic variation) and among (FST values) the species and sub-species of minke whales based upon the analysis of 11 microsatellite loci
Species N Locus Loci pooled
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 AT
Allelic variation
Atl 91 2 2* 3 12 7 12 9 9 11 12 8 87
Pac 95 5 3 5 19 11* 15 13 9 12 8 13* 113
Ant 91 4 16 17 11 20** 37** 16 18** 39 47 16 241
Dwarf 9 3 1 3 8 3 8 3 4 9 7* 5 54
Total 286 9 16 20 28 22 39 19 18 47 52 16 286
FST values
Atl x Pac 0.038 0.029 0.404 0.099 0.325 0.091 0.045 0.057 0.009 0.086 0.105 0.128
Atl x Ant 0.640 0.248 0.600 0.171 0.152 0.073 0.027 0.068 0.087 0.073 0.130 0.211
Pac x Ant 0.608 0.176 0.430 0.151 0.137 0.050 0.023 0.046 0.062 0.129 0.019 0.171
Dwarf x Pac −0.016 0.184 0.377 0.045 0.178 0.036 0.313 0.109 0.023 0.078 0.076 0.144
Dwarf x Ant 0.615 0.293 0.502 0.130 0.250 0.031 0.308 0.095 0.042 0.062 0.087 0.225
Dwarf x Atl 0.003 0.097 0.616 0.106 0.451 0.075 0.360 0.043 0.029 0.069 0.209 0.216
Global FST 0.529 0.184 0.481 0.137 0.227 0.070 0.067 0.060 0.052 0.094 0.089 0.0175
Global (P value) <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001

Locus 1 = DIrFCB14, 2 = EV104Mn, 3 = EV94Mn, 4 = EV001Pm, 5 = EV037Mn, 6 = GT509, 7 = GT211, 8 = GT575, 9 = GATA028, 10 = GATA417, 11 = GT023. * = significant from HWE at 0.05, ** = significant deviation from HWE at 0.001. Atl = B. a. acutorostrata, Pac = B. a. scammoni, Ant = B. bonaerensis, Dwarf = B. bonaerensis unnamed sub species. AT = total number of alleles. Note, Dwarf sample is based upon 9 individuals only, and therefore to be treated with caution.

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Glover et al. BMC Genetics 2013 14:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-14-25

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