|2017-09-26 ||Lacking conservation genomics in the giant Galápagos tortoise|
Etienne Loire, Nicolas Galtier
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A genomic perspective is needed for the re-evaluation of species boundaries, evolutionary trajectories and conservation strategies for the Galápagos giant tortoises
Genome-wide data obtained from even a small number of individuals can provide unprecedented levels of detail about the evolutionary history of populations and species , determinants of genetic diversity , species boundaries and the process of speciation itself . Loire and Galtier  present a clear example, using the emblematic Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra), of how multi-species comparative population genomic approaches can provide valuable insights about population s...