Genetic, Ecological and Morphological Distinctness of the Blue Mussels Mytilus trossulus Gould and M. edulis L. in the White Sea

Marina Katolikova, Vadim Khaitov, Risto Väinölä, Michael Gantsevich, Petr Strelkov

Результат исследований: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатьярецензирование

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Аннотация

Two blue mussel lineages of Pliocene origin, Mytilus edulis (ME) and M. trossulus (MT), co-occur and hybridize in several regions on the shores of the North Atlantic. The two species were distinguished from each other by molecular methods in the 1980s, and a large amount of comparative data on them has been accumulated since that time. However, while ME and MT are now routinely distinguished by various genetic markers, they tend to be overlooked in ecological studies since morphological characters for taxonomic identification have been lacking, and no consistent habitat differences between lineages have been reported. Surveying a recently discovered area of ME and MT co-occurrence in the White Sea and employing a set of allozyme markers for identification, we address the issue whether ME and MT are true biological species with distinct ecological characteristics or just virtual genetic entities with no matching morphological and ecological identities. We find that: (1) in the White Sea, the occurrence of MT i
Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)1-25
ЖурналPLoS ONE
СостояниеОпубликовано - 2016

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  • Земледелие и биологические науки (все)

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