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Genetic variation in skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis(L.) using PCR‐RFLP analysis of the mitochondrial DNA D‐loop region

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Abstract:

A high level of genetic diversity was observed in Katsuwonus pelamis populations from India (h = 0·952, ne = 14·3) and Japan (h = 0·897, ne = 8·9). The log‐likelihood (G)‐based exact test revealed significant heterogeneity in the distribution of haplotypes between the two populations (P < 0·01,s.e. = 0·001). This result suggests that the two populations should now be treated as demographically independent and managed separately.

Keywords: RFLP; genetic variation; mitochondrial DNA D‐loop; skipjack tuna

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-1112.2006.00993.x

Affiliations: 1: Biological Oceanography Division, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa 403 004, India and 2: Laboratory of Population Genetics Informatics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 981-8555, Japan

Publication date: 2006-03-01

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