Mitochondrial DNA hyperdiversity and its potential causes in the marine periwinkle Melarhaphe neritoides (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

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Fourdrilis, Severine; Mardulyn, Patrick; Hardy, Olivier J.; Jordaens, Kurt; Martins, António Manuel de Frias A.M.d.F.; Backeljau, Thierry;
  • Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
  • Journal: volume 4issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7717/peerj.2549, pmc: PMC5068447
  • Subject: Molecular Biology | Biologie | Medicine | Nucleotide diversity | Planktonic dispersal | Marine Biology | Effective population size | R | Genetics | Selection | Mutation rate | Haplotype diversity | MtDNA hyperdiversity

We report the presence of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) hyperdiversity in the marine periwinkle Melarhaphe neritoides (Linnaeus, 1758), the first such case among marine gastropods. Our dataset consisted of concatenated 16S-COI-Cytb gene fragments. We used Bayesian analyses ... View more
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