Worldwide genetic differentiation in the common fouling barnacle, Amphibalanus amphitrite

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/600198
Title:
Worldwide genetic differentiation in the common fouling barnacle, Amphibalanus amphitrite
Authors:
Chen, Hsi-Nien; Tsang, Ling Ming; Chong, Ving Ching; Chan, Benny K.K.
Abstract:
© 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Amphibalanus amphitrite is a common fouling barnacle distributed globally in tropical and subtropical waters. In the present study, the genetic (mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I) and morphological differentiation in A. amphitrite from 25 localities around the world were investigated. The results revealed three clades within A. amphitrite with a genetic divergence of ~ 4% among clades, whereas there were no diagnostic morphological differences among clades. Clade 1 is widely distributed in both temperate and tropical waters, whereas Clade 3 is currently restricted to the tropical region. The deep divergence among clades suggests historical isolation within A. amphitrite; thus, the present geographical overlaps are possibly a result of the combined effects of rising sea level and human-mediated dispersals. This study highlights the genetic differentiation that exists in a common, widely distributed fouling organism with great dispersal potential; future antifouling research should take into account the choice of lineages.
Citation:
Chen H-N, Tsang LM, Chong VC, Chan BKK (2014) Worldwide genetic differentiation in the common fouling barnacle, Amphibalanus amphitrite . Biofouling 30: 1067–1078. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2014.967232.
Publisher:
Informa UK Limited
Journal:
Biofouling
Issue Date:
21-Oct-2014
DOI:
10.1080/08927014.2014.967232
PubMed ID:
25343722
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0892-7014; 1029-2454
Sponsors:
The authors would like to thank Prof. W.A. Newman (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) for his valuable assistance collecting A. amphitrite saltonensis from the Salton Sea, California. The authors also thank Prof. A.S. Clare (Newcastle University, UK) for kindly providing the specimen from North Carolina, USA; N. Yuvaraj for providing the specimen from Puducherry, India; Prof. Pei-Yuan Qian (HKUST) and Sarah Al-Aged for providing the specimen from Kaust, Saudi Arabia; and K.Y. Ma (CUHK) for providing the specimens from Townsville, Australia. The authors would also like to thank P.C. Tsai and W.P. Hsieh (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) for sample collection in Japan and Korea, and also for helping with laboratory tasks. The authors also thank Kingsley J.H. Wong for his assistance collecting the specimen from Hainan. H.-N. Chen was supported by a National Taiwan University postgraduate studentship. Thanks to Garcia Coralia (Wallace Editing, Taiwan) for editing the text of the present manuscript. Thanks to the two anonymous reviewers, and also Prof. James T. Carlton (Williams College) for giving constructive and valuable comments on this manuscript. Part of this study is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (NSC-102-2621-B-001-002) to BKKC.
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Hsi-Nienen
dc.contributor.authorTsang, Ling Mingen
dc.contributor.authorChong, Ving Chingen
dc.contributor.authorChan, Benny K.K.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:45:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:45:01Zen
dc.date.issued2014-10-21en
dc.identifier.citationChen H-N, Tsang LM, Chong VC, Chan BKK (2014) Worldwide genetic differentiation in the common fouling barnacle, Amphibalanus amphitrite . Biofouling 30: 1067–1078. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2014.967232.en
dc.identifier.issn0892-7014en
dc.identifier.issn1029-2454en
dc.identifier.pmid25343722en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08927014.2014.967232en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600198en
dc.description.abstract© 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Amphibalanus amphitrite is a common fouling barnacle distributed globally in tropical and subtropical waters. In the present study, the genetic (mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I) and morphological differentiation in A. amphitrite from 25 localities around the world were investigated. The results revealed three clades within A. amphitrite with a genetic divergence of ~ 4% among clades, whereas there were no diagnostic morphological differences among clades. Clade 1 is widely distributed in both temperate and tropical waters, whereas Clade 3 is currently restricted to the tropical region. The deep divergence among clades suggests historical isolation within A. amphitrite; thus, the present geographical overlaps are possibly a result of the combined effects of rising sea level and human-mediated dispersals. This study highlights the genetic differentiation that exists in a common, widely distributed fouling organism with great dispersal potential; future antifouling research should take into account the choice of lineages.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Prof. W.A. Newman (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) for his valuable assistance collecting A. amphitrite saltonensis from the Salton Sea, California. The authors also thank Prof. A.S. Clare (Newcastle University, UK) for kindly providing the specimen from North Carolina, USA; N. Yuvaraj for providing the specimen from Puducherry, India; Prof. Pei-Yuan Qian (HKUST) and Sarah Al-Aged for providing the specimen from Kaust, Saudi Arabia; and K.Y. Ma (CUHK) for providing the specimens from Townsville, Australia. The authors would also like to thank P.C. Tsai and W.P. Hsieh (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) for sample collection in Japan and Korea, and also for helping with laboratory tasks. The authors also thank Kingsley J.H. Wong for his assistance collecting the specimen from Hainan. H.-N. Chen was supported by a National Taiwan University postgraduate studentship. Thanks to Garcia Coralia (Wallace Editing, Taiwan) for editing the text of the present manuscript. Thanks to the two anonymous reviewers, and also Prof. James T. Carlton (Williams College) for giving constructive and valuable comments on this manuscript. Part of this study is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (NSC-102-2621-B-001-002) to BKKC.en
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.subjectAmphibalanus amphitriteen
dc.subjectbiogeographyen
dc.subjectfoulingen
dc.subjectgenetic differentiationen
dc.subjectmodel speciesen
dc.titleWorldwide genetic differentiation in the common fouling barnacle, Amphibalanus amphitriteen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBiofoulingen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwanen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwanen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiaen
dc.contributor.institutionAcademia Sinica Taiwan, Nankang, Taiwanen
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