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dc.contributor.supervisor Detwiler, Jillian (Biological Sciences) Tallman, Ross (Biological Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Wiens, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-09T17:56:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-09T17:56:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018-18-12 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-12-20T21:34:21Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33680
dc.description.abstract Inconnu (Stenodus leucichthys) in Great Slave Lake (GSL), NT have been over-fished resulting in declines in some stocks. By characterizing the population genetics of fish in this area, management can better understand how over-exploitation and other factors affect stocks and use this knowledge to inform their monitoring strategies. Nearly 1000 tissue samples were collected throughout their geographic range in NT from 1988-2017. Population genetic analyses with 17 microsatellite markers were performed to determine the influence of geography, post-glacial colonization, and philopatry on the genetic diversity and structure of Inconnu in NT. Geographic distance significantly affected the genetic differentiation of Inconnu. Significantly lower genetic diversity was observed in GSL populations compared to fish from the upper/lower Mackenzie River region due to post-glacial colonization. Genetic structuring was detected among Inconnu stocks associated with particular river systems suggesting philopatric behaviour. River sampling is critical to understanding the genetic dynamics of Inconnu in GSL. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Microsatellites, Population genetics, Great Slave Lake, Whitefish en_US
dc.title Population genetic assessment of Inconnu (Stenodus leucichthys) in the Northwest Territories en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Biological Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Garroway, Colin (Biological Sciences) Howland, Kimberly (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2019 en_US


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