Phylogeographic relationships within the Mediterranean turbot inferred by mitochondrial DNA haplotype variation


SUZUKI N., NISHIDA M., YOSEDA K., ÜSTÜNDAĞ C., Sahin T. , AMAOKA K.

JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY, vol.65, no.2, pp.580-585, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.0022-1112.2004.00433.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.580-585

Abstract

The Mediterranean turbot Psetta maxima consists of two main genetically distinct lineages (western Mediterranean and 'eastern secluded Mediterranean' basins) as investigated by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Within the latter lineage, most haplotypes from the Sea of Azov were endemic and more than half of them derived from a single ancestral haplotype shared among all the eastern Mediterranean areas. There was no relation between morphotype variation in bony tubercles and mitochondrial genealogy. (C) 2004 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.