Genetic variations and population structure of krill from the Prydz Bay region of Antarctic waters
Samples of Antarctic krill E. superba from six locations near Prydz Bay were analysed electrophoretically to detect genetically-based protein variation. Analyses of allele distributions at four polymorphic loci indicate no evidence of significant heterogeneity, a result consistent with the hypothesis that all samples were derived from a single breeding population of krill. The results of this study agree closely with genetic data from other studies on krill in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean, suggesting that krill stocks over at least 6000 kilometres of Antarctic waters are derived from a single interbreeding population.
Note: The full text of this paper is published under the above title in Polar Biology (1986) 6: 233–236.