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Resolution of the taxonomic status of Chilean and Californian jack mackerels using mitochondrial DNA sequence

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Phylogeographic reconstructions using mitochondrial DNA sequences from both the control region and the cytochrome b gene demonstrated that two disjunct populations be recognized as Trachurus murphyi and Trachurus symmetricus. The species have been isolated for at least 250 000 years.

Keywords: eastern Pacific; jack mackerel; phylogeography

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology & Biodiversity, Department of Ecology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 114-D, Santiago CP 6513677, Chile and 2: School of Marine Sciences, 5751 Murray Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5751, U.S.A.

Publication date: October 1, 2004

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