On the absence of genetic differentiation between morphotypes of the ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta (Labridae)

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621778
Title:
On the absence of genetic differentiation between morphotypes of the ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta (Labridae)
Authors:
Almada, F.; Casas, L.; Francisco, S. M.; Villegas-Ríos, D.; Saborido-Rey, F.; Irigoien, Xabier ( 0000-0002-5411-6741 ) ; Robalo, J. I.
Abstract:
The ballan wrasse, Labrus bergylta (Labridae), is a protogynous hermaphrodite fish common in the north-eastern Atlantic from Norway to Morocco. It is a commercially important resource for local fisheries and is currently being used as cleaner fish to control sea lice in salmon farms in northern Europe. Two distinct colour patterns have been recently reported in the literature: plain and spotted. These individuals follow strikingly different life history strategies raising the question of whether they represent one or two independent taxonomic units. Analyses of mitochondrial (18S, COI and control region) and nuclear (S7) markers revealed no genetic differences between these morphotypes. Alternative explanations for the origin and persistence of distinct morphotypes are discussed. © 2016, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Almada F, Casas L, Francisco SM, Villegas-Ríos D, Saborido-Rey F, et al. (2016) On the absence of genetic differentiation between morphotypes of the ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta (Labridae). Mar Biol 163. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-2860-8.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Marine Biology
Issue Date:
26-Mar-2016
DOI:
10.1007/s00227-016-2860-8
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0025-3162; 1432-1793
Sponsors:
We thank the help of Patricia Carvalho during field work at Madeira and Sergio Bexiga, Catarina Craveiro, Filipe Tadeu, Ana Patricia Rafael, Catarina Chaves and Ines Castanheira with DNA sequencing. This study was funded by the Eco-Ethology Research Unit' Strategic Plan (PEst-OE/MAR/UI0331/2011)-Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia-FCT (partially FEDER funded). F.A. (SFRH/BPD/63170/2009) and S.M.F. (SFRH/BPD/84923/2012) were supported by FCT grants. D.V.R. was supported by a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (Grant No. 625852).
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dc.contributor.authorAlmada, F.en
dc.contributor.authorCasas, L.en
dc.contributor.authorFrancisco, S. M.en
dc.contributor.authorVillegas-Ríos, D.en
dc.contributor.authorSaborido-Rey, F.en
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
dc.contributor.authorRobalo, J. I.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T13:24:45Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T13:24:45Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-26en
dc.identifier.citationAlmada F, Casas L, Francisco SM, Villegas-Ríos D, Saborido-Rey F, et al. (2016) On the absence of genetic differentiation between morphotypes of the ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta (Labridae). Mar Biol 163. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-2860-8.en
dc.identifier.issn0025-3162en
dc.identifier.issn1432-1793en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00227-016-2860-8en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621778-
dc.description.abstractThe ballan wrasse, Labrus bergylta (Labridae), is a protogynous hermaphrodite fish common in the north-eastern Atlantic from Norway to Morocco. It is a commercially important resource for local fisheries and is currently being used as cleaner fish to control sea lice in salmon farms in northern Europe. Two distinct colour patterns have been recently reported in the literature: plain and spotted. These individuals follow strikingly different life history strategies raising the question of whether they represent one or two independent taxonomic units. Analyses of mitochondrial (18S, COI and control region) and nuclear (S7) markers revealed no genetic differences between these morphotypes. Alternative explanations for the origin and persistence of distinct morphotypes are discussed. © 2016, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the help of Patricia Carvalho during field work at Madeira and Sergio Bexiga, Catarina Craveiro, Filipe Tadeu, Ana Patricia Rafael, Catarina Chaves and Ines Castanheira with DNA sequencing. This study was funded by the Eco-Ethology Research Unit' Strategic Plan (PEst-OE/MAR/UI0331/2011)-Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia-FCT (partially FEDER funded). F.A. (SFRH/BPD/63170/2009) and S.M.F. (SFRH/BPD/84923/2012) were supported by FCT grants. D.V.R. was supported by a Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (Grant No. 625852).en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titleOn the absence of genetic differentiation between morphotypes of the ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta (Labridae)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalMarine Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionMARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ISPA Instituto Universitário, Rua Jardim do Tabaco 34, Lisbon, Portugalen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Marine Research (IMR), Flødevigen Marine Research Station, His, Norwayen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC), Vigo, Spainen
kaust.authorCasas, L.en
kaust.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
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