Alexis M. Jackson

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To address patterns of genetic connectivity in a mass-aggregating marine fish, we analyzed genetic variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), microsatellites, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). We expected Nassau grouper to exhibit genetic differentiation among its subpopulations due to its reproductive(More)
Understanding patterns of larval dispersal is key in determining whether no-take marine reserves are self-sustaining, what will be protected inside reserves and where the benefits of reserves will be observed. We followed a multidisciplinary approach that merged detailed descriptions of fishing zones and spawning time at 17 sites distributed in the Midriff(More)
Effective design of marine reserves for use in fisheries management and conservation requires a clear understanding of patterns of larval transport and sink-source dynamics between populations, as well as a clear understanding of population demography. Mitochondrial and nuclear markers were analyzed to investigate potential mechanisms impacting connectivity(More)
Kimberly Tenggardjaja, Alexis Jackson, Frank Leon, Ernesto Azzurro, Daniel Golani and Giacomo Bernardi* Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA; ISPRA, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Sts Livorno, Piazzale dei Marmi 2, 57123 Livorno Italy;(More)
This article documents the addition of 123 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Brenthis ino, Cichla orinocensis, Cichla temensis, Epinephelus striatus, Gobio gobio, Liocarcinus depurator, Macrolophus pygmaeus, Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, Pelochelys cantorii, Philotrypesis(More)
Biological invasions result in huge ecological and economic impacts; therefore, a great amount of effort is dedicated to predicting the potential success of newly established or candidate bioinvaders. Thus far, over 90 species of fish have entered the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez canal, the so-called Lessepsian bioinvaders. The bluespotted cornetfish,(More)
To address patterns of genetic connectivity in a mass-aggregating marine fish, we analyzed genetic variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), microsatellites, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). We expected Nassau grouper to exhibit genetic differentiation among its subpopulations due to its reproductive(More)
Leopard grouper (Mycteroperca rosacea) are distributed from Bahı́a Magdalena, through the Gulf of California and as far south as Jalisco, Mexico. They are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to significant fishing-induced declines over the past decade. Microsatellite loci were isolated by constructing a shotgun genomic library and sequencing using(More)
EGSs (external guide sequences) are short antisense oligoribonucleotides that elicit RNase P-mediated cleavage of a target mRNA, which results in inhibition of gene expression. EGS technology is used to inhibit expression of a wide variety of genes, a strategy that may lead to development of novel treatments of numerous diseases, including(More)
Leopard grouper (Mycteroperca rosacea) are distributed from Bahía Magdalena, through the Gulf of California and as far south as Jalisco, Mexico. They are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to significant fishing-induced declines over the past decade. Microsatellite loci were isolated by constructing a shotgun genomic library and sequencing using(More)