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Molecular and morphometric variation in European populations of the articulate brachiopod Terebeatulina retusa

Cohen, B.L., Balfe, P., Cohen, M., and Curry, G.B. (1993) Molecular and morphometric variation in European populations of the articulate brachiopod Terebeatulina retusa. Marine Biology, 115 (1). pp. 105-111. ISSN 0025-3162 (doi:10.1007/BF00349391)

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Abstract

Molecular and morphometric variation within and between population samples of the articulate brachiopod Terebratulina spp., collected in 1985-1987 from a Norwegian fjord, sea lochs and costal sites in western Scotland, the southern English Channel (Brittany) and the western Mediterranean, were measured by the analysis of variation in the lengths of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) fragments produced by digestion with nine restriction endonucleases and by multivariate statistical analysis of six selected morphometric parameters. Nucleotide difference within each population sample was high. Nucleotide difference between population samples from the Scottish sites, both those that are tidally contiguous and those that appear to be geographically isolated, were not significantly different from zero. Nucleotide differences between the populations samples from Norway, Brittany, Scotland and the western Mediterranean were also very low. Morphometric analysis confirmed the absence of substantial differentiation.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Cohen, Dr Bernard
Authors: Cohen, B.L., Balfe, P., Cohen, M., and Curry, G.B.
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:Marine Biology
Publisher:Springer Verlag
ISSN:0025-3162
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2001 Springer
First Published:First published in Marine Biology 115:105-111
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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