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1 December 2009 Population Genetics of the Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) in the Gulf of Mexico
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Genetic variation in eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) collected from 13 sites in the Gulf of Mexico was examined using a combination of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequencing, mtDNA restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis, and nuclear single nucleotide polymorphism analysis. Both mitochondrial and nuclear markers showed significant differentiation among samples. Combined with previous allozyme and microsatellite data, these results indicate considerable population subdivision throughout the Gulf of Mexico, despite the potentially homogenizing effect of larval dispersal.

Robin L. Varney, Clara E. Galindo-Sánchez, Pedro Cruz, and Patrick M. Gaffney "Population Genetics of the Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) in the Gulf of Mexico," Journal of Shellfish Research 28(4), 855-864, (1 December 2009). https://doi.org/10.2983/035.028.0415
Published: 1 December 2009
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