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Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of red and green rock lobsters (genus Jasus)


Ovenden, JR and Booth, JD and Smolenski, AJ, Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of red and green rock lobsters (genus Jasus), Marine and Freshwater Research, 48, (8) pp. 1131-1136. ISSN 1323-1650 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/MF97192


A cladistic analysis of nucleotide substitutions in the 16S ribosomal RNA and cytochrome oxidase subunit I genes of mitochondrial DNA does not support the monophyly of species within each of the 'lalandii' and 'frontalis' subgroups of Jasus; the subgroupings may need revision. The recently described species J. caveorum is most closely related to J. tristani and J. paulensis, and not to J. frontalis with which it shares an eastern South Pacific distribution and morphological similarity. Two species, J. tristani and J. paulensis, are so genetically similar that further genetic, morphological and behavioural analyses are needed to assess their status as separate species.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Smolenski, AJ (Mr Adam Smolenski)
ID Code:12812
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-15

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