High gene flow in Girella punctata (Perciformes, Kyphosidae) among the Japanese Islands inferred from partial sequence of the control region in mitochondrial DNA
Abstract:Sequencing analysis of the partial control region (c. 450 bp) detected 88 haplotypes from 249 individuals of Girella punctata collected from coastal waters of nine locations in the Japanese Islands. A single haplotype was the most numerous at all sampling locations, and no significant genetic difference was found among G. punctata samples collected from various locations (FST=−0·0274 to 0·0247) with high haplotype diversity and low nucleotide diversity, suggesting that G. punctata population had experienced a bottleneck followed by rapid population growth around the Japanese Islands and might be affected by larval dispersal in association with warm currents.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Marine Science and Resources, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-8510, Japan
Publication date: 2008-12-01