Polar Biology

, Volume 15, Issue 7, pp 523–525

Genetical population structure of Trechisibus antarcticus (Coleoptera; Car abidae) on South Georgia and on the Falkland islands

  • Ger Ernsting
  • Wil van Ginkel
  • Steph B. J. Menken
Original Paper


Samples of Trechisibus antarcticus (Coleoptera, Carabidae), collected on South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, were analysed at 8 polymorphic allozyme loci, related to the supposition of a recent arrival of this species on South Georgia. The data showed absence of rare alleles in the South Georgia sample, but otherwise a high similarity between the two populations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ger Ernsting
    • 1
  • Wil van Ginkel
    • 2
  • Steph B. J. Menken
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ecology and EcotoxicologyVrije Universiteit.HV AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Taxonomic Zoology, ITZ, University of AmsterdamGT AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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