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Table 1 Genetic variation and tests for selection and/or population expansion. Parameters are based on 18 polymorphic microsatellites recorded in Atlantic and Indian Ocean populations of the blue petrel Halobaena caerulea, thin-billed prion Pachyptila belcheri, and Antarctic prion P. desolata

From: Does genetic structure reflect differences in non-breeding movements? A case study in small, highly mobile seabirds

Species Site Microsatellites   Mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b 889 bp
N A H o H e F IS N D F S
Blue petrel South Georgia 19 7.2 ± 3.7 0.53 ± 0.24 0.66 ± 0.28 0.206*** 12 −1.385ns −1.088ns
Kerguelen Islands 30 7.7 ± 4.9 0.52 ± 0.28 0.62 ± 0.30 0.168*** 15 −1.159ns −0.649ns
Thin-billed prion Falkland Islands 42 8.4 ± 2.6 0.71 ± 0.10 0.74 ± 0.11 0.042ns 16 −1.983* −5.302**
Kerguelen Islands 34 8.5 ± 2.8 0.74 ± 0.12 0.76 ± 0.11 0.031* 16 −1.168ns −3.147*
Antarctic prion South Georgia 35 8.5 ± 2.6 0.69 ± 0.12 0.75 ± 0.13 0.075** 17 −1.773ns −4.201*
Kerguelen Islands 38 9.4 ± 3.5 0.71 ± 0.16 0.74 ± 0.16 0.047ns 15 −1.814* −4.997**
  1. N: number of individuals with reliable amplification. A: number of alleles (mean ± s.d.). H o : observed heterozygosity (mean ± s.d.). H e : expected heterozygosity (mean ± s.d.). F IS : inbreeding coefficient. D: Tajima’s statistic. F S : Fu’s statistic (* P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001, ns: not significant)