volume 4, issue 3, P211-219 2001
DOI: 10.1017/s1367943001001251
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Abstract: Koalas have undergone a series of sequential founding events on islands in south‐eastern Australia in recent times. Populations in South Australia at the Eyre Peninsula and Mt Lofty Ranges were founded in the 1960s from a colony on Kangaroo Island. The Kangaroo Is. colony was derived from animals introduced to French Island from mainland Victoria over a century ago. In this study, we first use microsatellite markers to quantify levels of genetic variation within the South Australian koala populations and the r…

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