Eguchipsammia fistula Microsatellite Development and Population Analysis

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/262733
Title:
Eguchipsammia fistula Microsatellite Development and Population Analysis
Authors:
Mughal, Mehreen
Abstract:
Deep water corals are an understudied yet biologically important and fragile ecosystem under threat from recent increasing temperatures and high carbon dioxide emissions. Using 454 sequencing, we develop 14 new microsatellite markers for the deep water coral Eguchipsammia fistula, collected from the Red Sea but found in deep water coral ecosystems globally. We tested these microsatellite primers on 26 samples of this coral collected from a single population. Results show that these corals are highly clonal within this population stemming from a high level of asexual reproduction. Mitochondrial studies back up microsatellite findings of high levels of genetic similarity. CO1, ND1 and ATP6 mitochondrial sequences of E. fistula and 11 other coral species were used to build phylogenetic trees which grouped E. fistula with shallow water coral Porites rather than deep sea L. Petusa.
Advisors:
Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 )
Committee Member:
Ali, Shahjahan; Kaartvedt, Stein
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Program:
Marine Science
Issue Date:
Dec-2012
Type:
Thesis
Appears in Collections:
Marine Science Program; Theses; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.contributor.authorMughal, Mehreenen
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-15T11:51:37Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-15T11:51:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/262733en
dc.description.abstractDeep water corals are an understudied yet biologically important and fragile ecosystem under threat from recent increasing temperatures and high carbon dioxide emissions. Using 454 sequencing, we develop 14 new microsatellite markers for the deep water coral Eguchipsammia fistula, collected from the Red Sea but found in deep water coral ecosystems globally. We tested these microsatellite primers on 26 samples of this coral collected from a single population. Results show that these corals are highly clonal within this population stemming from a high level of asexual reproduction. Mitochondrial studies back up microsatellite findings of high levels of genetic similarity. CO1, ND1 and ATP6 mitochondrial sequences of E. fistula and 11 other coral species were used to build phylogenetic trees which grouped E. fistula with shallow water coral Porites rather than deep sea L. Petusa.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectDeep sea coralen
dc.subjectEguchipsammiaen
dc.subjectMicrosatelliteen
dc.titleEguchipsammia fistula Microsatellite Development and Population Analysisen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberAli, Shahjahanen
dc.contributor.committeememberKaartvedt, Steinen
thesis.degree.disciplineMarine Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
dc.person.id113513en
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