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

M. R. Menezes, M. Ikeda, N. Taniguchi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume68
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Genetic variation
  • Mitochondrial DNA D-loop
  • RFLP
  • Skipjack tuna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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