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Genetic differentiation in the squid Moroteuthis ingens inferred from RAPD analysis


Sands, CJ and Jarman, S and Jackson, GD, Genetic differentiation in the squid Moroteuthis ingens inferred from RAPD analysis, Polar Biology, 26, (3) pp. 166-170. ISSN 0722-4060 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00300-002-0467-7


Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA markers (RAPDs) were applied in a cephalopod population study. Samples of the squid Moroteuthis ingens taken from around the Falkland Islands and Macquarie Island were used to test a null hypothesis that M. ingens forms a single, panmictic population in the Southern Ocean. Six of the 8 arbitrary RAPD primers screened produced a total of 30 reproducible polymorphic bands. Analysis of RAPD allele frequencies demonstrated high levels of variation between individuals but little variation between two sample sites. Although the differentiation between the two sites was low, subtle population structure was detected and the null hypothesis was rejected. The implications of low genetic differentiation between the two sites are briefly discussed in terms of possible egg and paralarval drift facilitated via the circumpolar current.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Sands, CJ (Mr Chester Sands)
UTAS Author:Jackson, GD (Dr George Jackson)
ID Code:29063
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-05-19

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