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dc.contributor.authorHorne, J. B.
dc.contributor.authorvan Herwerden, L.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:40:06Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:40:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-11
dc.identifier.citationHorne JB, van Herwerden L (2013) Long-term panmixia in a cosmopolitan Indo-Pacific coral reef fish and a nebulous genetic boundary with its broadly sympatric sister species. J Evol Biol 26: 783–799. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.12092.
dc.identifier.issn1010-061X
dc.identifier.pmid23305496
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jeb.12092
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598233
dc.description.abstractPhylogeographical studies have shown that some shallow-water marine organisms, such as certain coral reef fishes, lack spatial population structure at oceanic scales, despite vast distances of pelagic habitat between reefs and other dispersal barriers. However, whether these dispersive widespread taxa constitute long-term panmictic populations across their species ranges remains unknown. Conventional phylogeographical inferences frequently fail to distinguish between long-term panmixia and metapopulations connected by gene flow. Moreover, marine organisms have notoriously large effective population sizes that confound population structure detection. Therefore, at what spatial scale marine populations experience independent evolutionary trajectories and ultimately species divergence is still unclear. Here, we present a phylogeographical study of a cosmopolitan Indo-Pacific coral reef fish Naso hexacanthus and its sister species Naso caesius, using two mtDNA and two nDNA markers. The purpose of this study was two-fold: first, to test for broad-scale panmixia in N. hexacanthus by fitting the data to various phylogeographical models within a Bayesian statistical framework, and second, to explore patterns of genetic divergence between the two broadly sympatric species. We report that N. hexacanthus shows little population structure across the Indo-Pacific and a range-wide, long-term panmictic population model best fit the data. Hence, this species presently comprises a single evolutionary unit across much of the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. Naso hexacanthus and N. caesius were not reciprocally monophyletic in the mtDNA markers but showed varying degrees of population level divergence in the two nuclear introns. Overall, patterns are consistent with secondary introgression following a period of isolation, which may be attributed to oceanographic conditions of the mid to late Pleistocene, when these two species appear to have diverged. © 2013 The Authors. Journal of Evolutionary Biology © 2013 European Society For Evolutionary Biology.
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for this research was made possible in part by a graduate research grant from James Cook University awarded to JBH. The following people are acknowledged for their contribution of genetics samples of N. hexacanthus and N. caesius: J.H. Choat, J.P. Hobbs, D.R. Robertson, W.D. Robbins, J. Ackerman, M. Berumen, R. Abesamis and L. Chen. We acknowledge support from Blanche Danastas and the James Cook University molecular ecology and evolution lab. Special thanks to John E. Randall for photographs of Naso hexacanthus and Naso caesius. The authors further acknowledge funding and logistic support from the National Geographical Society, the Queensland Government/Smithsonian Institution Collaborative Research Program on Reef Fishes, the Seychelles Fishing Authority, Cocos Keeling and Christmas Island National Parks Department of Environment and Heritage Australia, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Lizard Island Research Station, Silliman University Philippines, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, the National Museum of Taiwan and the James Cook University internal funding scheme. The work was carried out under James Cook University Ethics Approval No. A503.
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectAcanthuridae
dc.subjectDispersal
dc.subjectIncomplete lineage sorting
dc.subjectIndo-Pacific barrier
dc.subjectIntrogression
dc.subjectMetapopulation
dc.subjectNaso
dc.titleLong-term panmixia in a cosmopolitan Indo-Pacific coral reef fish and a nebulous genetic boundary with its broadly sympatric sister species
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Evolutionary Biology
dc.contributor.institutionMolecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory; School of Tropical and Marine Biology; James Cook University; Townsville; Qld; Australia
dc.date.published-online2013-01-11
dc.date.published-print2013-04


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