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Colony Foundation in an Oceanic Seabird

Fig 1

Colonization models proposed for seabirds in the literature: Mother-satellite, Stepping-stone and Island-metapopulation.

The diagrams show source (upper case) and newly founded (lower case) colonies with arrows indicating the flow of colonizers. The models support different predictions in terms of the genetic variability and private alleles (i.e. alleles that are not found in other sampled populations) of the founder populations as shown respectively in the lower section.

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