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Mitochondrial DNA haplotype variation in the parasitic cirripede Sacculina Carcini observed in the cytochrome oxidase gene (COI)

Citation

Gurney, RH and Grewe, PM and Thresher, RE, Mitochondrial DNA haplotype variation in the parasitic cirripede Sacculina Carcini observed in the cytochrome oxidase gene (COI), Journal of Crustacean Biology, 26, (3) pp. 326-330. ISSN 0278-0372 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1651/S-2655.1

Abstract

Nucleotide sequence data of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene, were compared among 17 specimens of Sacculina carcini parasitising three portunid hosts as a preliminary assessment of haplotype structure in a poorly understood species for which there are few morphological characters on which to base taxonomic analysis. S. carcini parasitising Carcinus maenas (from Sweden, England and Denmark) were compared with S. carcini parasitising Liocarcinus marmoreus (from Ireland) and Liocarcinus holsatus (from Wales). Specimens of three congeneric sacculinid species and one confamilial species were included in the comparison as outgroups. The comparison confirmed that specimens of S. carcini from different hosts and different regions are all the same species. The data also suggested geographically consistent sequence differences among sampled sites, high levels of similarity within sites and very large differences between species, all of which suggests that analysis of the COI gene sequence could be a useful method for resolving population genetics and taxonomy of rhizocephalans.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified
Author:Gurney, RH (Dr Robert Gurney)
ID Code:40354
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-03-27
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