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

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

Abstract: 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... View more
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