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Conservation Genomics of Endangered Alpine Ichthyofauna

Ilardo, B, Brown, RP, Nichols, H, Micheletti, D and Gandolfi, A (2019) Conservation Genomics of Endangered Alpine Ichthyofauna. In: TIBE 2019: BIODIVERSITY, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION IN MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS, Vairao, Portugal, 4th-6th December 2019, Vairao, Portugal.

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Abstract

The recent discovery of a pike species, Esox flaviae of Esox cisalpinus ("Italian pike") native to the Italian region has fuelled debate on the conservation status of this prized game fish and apex predator. Introgressive hybridization with allochthonous Northern pike (Esox lucius, here "European pike") is one of the main threats to the genetic identity of the newly described pike. We aim to understand the underlying genomic adaptations of this species to its environment, its population structure and evolutionary relationship with European pike, through a Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conference; Biodiversity; Mediterranean Ecosystems; Conservation Genomics; Ichthyofauna
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (new Sep 19)
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 10:00
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 10:00
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14295

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