Comparison of four Mendelian loci of the California sea hare (Aplysia californica) from populations of the coast of California and the sea of Cortez

Mónica Medina, Patrick J. Walsh

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Abstract

Aplysia californica is a species widely used in neurobiology, and specimens are collected from a wide range of places along its distribution range. A. californica is endemic to the coast of California and the Gulf of California. On the west coast, this is an unusual distribution range relative to other benthic species from that region. Four polymorphic nuclear Mendelian markers were identified (three single-copy nuclear DNA loci and one microsatellite) for an initial survey of genetic variation of wild populations. F(ST) values not significantly different from 0 (overall F(ST) = 0.0148) suggest there was no geographic genetic population subdivision in 177 individuals examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-455
Number of pages7
JournalMarine Biotechnology
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Aquatic Science

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