Crandall and Perez-Losada Published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

February 05, 2018

Professor Keith Crandall, Director of the Computational Biology Institute, and Assistant Professor Marcos Perez-Losada co-authored an article published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, titled "Phylogeography reveals unexpectedly low genetic diversity in a widely distributed species: the case of the freshwater crab Aegla platensis (Decapoda: Anomura)", which was published on February 3rd, 2018. The article is the result of an investigation into the genetic diversity of aeglids, which usually have a narrow phylogeographical distribution. Aegla platensis, on the other hand, is widely distributed geographically, but of 17 populations examined from Argentina and Brazil, only one might represent a new species, while the others belong to a single species, on the basis of three molecular markers.