A PCR-RFLP method for stock assignment in the endemic Macaronesian gastropid, Patella candei d'Orbigny, and its potential for future conservation strategies

Gilberto P. Carreira, Niall McKeown, Paul Shaw, João M. Gonçalves

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78 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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Patella candei d’Orbigny is an exploited limpet endemic to the archipelagos of the Azores, Madeira, Selvagens and Canaries (Macaronesia). Marked declines reported for the species likely reflect overexploitation and inadequacy of current management measures with biodiversity further threatened by illegal harvesting and anthropogenic movement of limpets among archipelagos. Previous phylogeographic analyses of mtDNA COI sequence variation revealed that the (i) Azores, (ii) Madeira and (iii) Canaries and Selvagens represent three reciprocally monophyletic genetic stocks. The objective of this research was to identify diagnostic DNA sequence polymorphisms among the stocks that could be assayed by PCR-RFLP, thus permitting cost effective high throughput stock assignment. PCR-RFLP analysis of a COI fragment with two restriction enzymes (TaqI and AvaI) was sufficient to define diagnostic stock genotypes for the three stocks and permitted unambiguous stock assignment of a large sample of individuals (n = 952). This PCR-RFLP approach can be readily extended to discriminate other Patella stocks, through judicious selection of restriction enzymes and similar protocols and offers great potential for eco-certification associated practise
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)8-11
Nifer y tudalennau4
CyfnodolynFisheries Research
Cyfrol199
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar17 Tach 2017
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 01 Maw 2018

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