Sabrina Soares Simon, Marcos da Cunha Teixeira, Tânia Salomão


The aim of the current study is to describe the genetic consequences of the reallocation process in order to preserve an entire Dinoponera lucida Emery, 1901 population. The sample collection and the mitochondrial data analysis were conducted before and after the reallocation of nests in two conservation unities in Espírito Santo State, Southeastern Brazil. The data analysis showed that the genetic variability inside the forest fragmentation has considerably increased above the natural levels. The importance of the present study relies on information and notifications about the herein studied populations, which will be provided to future studies.


Conservation; fauna reallocation; genetic variability; Atlantic Forest

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