Genetic variability of the blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus in the Western Mediterranean Sea inferred byDNA microsatellite loci

Sabrina Lo Brutto, Marco Arculeo, Andrea Sabatini, Flavio Sacco, Maria Cristina Follesa, Anna Maria Deiana, Angelo Cau, Rita Cannas

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Abstract

Genetic variation at eight microsatellite loci was studied in nine populations ofthe blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus to investigate whether distinctstocks are present in the Western Mediterranean Sea. A high level of gene flowand no evidence of genetic partitioning were discovered. No significant variationwas found (FST = 0.00673, P-value = 0.067) even when shrimps fromexploited and those from deep-water unexploited grounds were compared. Noevidence of reduction or expansion of population size in the recent past wasfound, as indicated by the bottleneck and interlocus g-tests. Our results areconsistent with previous studies using mitochondrial gene methods and allozymes,indicating that, for this species, extensive pelagic larval dispersal andadult migration are probably responsible for the genetic homogeneity observed.In particular, due to a different bathymetric distribution of males and females,reported to be associated with different water masses and hence with possibledifferential dispersal capacity between sexes, the hypothesis of sex-biased dispersalwas tested. Mean values of corrected assignment indices and mean relatednessvalues were higher for males, suggesting that females are the morewidely dispersing sex. Molecular assessment of A. antennatus from the WesternMediterranean provides data of biological and evolutionary interest for thesuccessful management of such a highly valuable fishery resource.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)350-363
Numero di pagine14
RivistaMarine Ecology
Volume33
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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Mediterranean Sea
shrimp
microsatellite repeats
genetic variation
loci
gene
gender
allozyme
homogeneity
water mass
population size
partitioning
deep water
fishery resources
allozymes
groundwater
genes
water
testing
methodology

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  • Aquatic Science
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Genetic variability of the blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus in the Western Mediterranean Sea inferred byDNA microsatellite loci. / Lo Brutto, Sabrina; Arculeo, Marco; Sabatini, Andrea; Sacco, Flavio; Follesa, Maria Cristina; Deiana, Anna Maria; Cau, Angelo; Cannas, Rita.

In: Marine Ecology, Vol. 33, 2012, pag. 350-363.

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Lo Brutto, Sabrina ; Arculeo, Marco ; Sabatini, Andrea ; Sacco, Flavio ; Follesa, Maria Cristina ; Deiana, Anna Maria ; Cau, Angelo ; Cannas, Rita. / Genetic variability of the blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus in the Western Mediterranean Sea inferred byDNA microsatellite loci. In: Marine Ecology. 2012 ; Vol. 33. pagg. 350-363.
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