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Phylogeographic patterns of decapod crustaceans at the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition.
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PMID:  22138160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Comparative multispecies studies allow contrasting the effect of past and present oceanographic processes on phylogeographic patterns. In the present study, a fragment of the COI gene was analyzed in seven decapod crustacean species from five families and with different bathymetric distributions. A total of 769 individuals were sampled along the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition area in order to test the effect of three putative barriers to gene flow: Strait of Gibraltar, Almeria-Oran Front and Ibiza Channel. A significant effect of the Strait of Gibraltar was found in the crabs Liocarcinus depurator and Macropipus tuberculatus. The Ibiza Channel had a significant effect for L. depurator. However, the Almeria-Oran front was not found to have a significant effect on any of the studied species. Higher levels of population structure were found in shallow-water species, although the number of species sampled should be increased to obtain a conclusive pattern. The haplotypes within the different species coalesced at times that could be related with past climatic events occurring before, during and after the last glacial maximum. Given the large diversity of phylogeographic patterns obtained within decapods, it is concluded that both historical and contemporary processes (marine current patterns, bathymetry and life-history traits) shape the phylogeographic patterns of these crustaceans.
V H García-Merchán; A Robainas-Barcia; P Abelló; E Macpherson; F Palero; M García-Rodríguez; L Gil de Sola; M Pascual
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-26
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Title:  Molecular phylogenetics and evolution     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-9513     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9304400     Medline TA:  Mol Phylogenet Evol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Departament de Genètica, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
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