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Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Variation Suggests the Lack of Genetic Heterogeneity in the Adriatic and Ionian Stocks of Sardina pilchardus
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The reduced gene flow observed between Adriatic-Ionian and Spanish sardine geographic samples suggests that reproductively isolated populations of sardines may occur in the Mediterranean Sea. Expand
Outlier SNP markers reveal fine‐scale genetic structuring across European hake populations (Merluccius merluccius)
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Outlier loci separated North Sea and Northern Portugal populations from all other Atlantic samples and revealed a strong differentiation among Western, Central and Eastern Mediterranean geographical samples, supporting the hypothesis that populations might be adapted to local conditions. Expand
Spatio-temporal population structuring and genetic diversity retention in depleted Atlantic Bluefin tuna of the Mediterranean Sea
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It is shown that the Atlantic Bluefin tuna (ABFT), an oceanic predatory species exhibiting highly migratory behavior, large population size, and high potential for dispersal during early life stages, displays significant genetic differences over space and time, both at the fine and large scales of variation. Expand
Gene-associated markers provide tools for tackling illegal fishing and false eco-certification.
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By using gene-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms, individual marine fish can be assigned back to population of origin with unprecedented high levels of precision, and application of gene- associated markers will likely revolutionize origin assignment and become highly valuable tools for fighting illegal fishing and mislabelling worldwide. Expand
Molecular Organization of 5S rDNAs in Rajidae (Chondrichthyes): Structural Features and Evolution of Piscine 5S rRNA Genes and Nontranscribed Intergenic Spacers
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Evidence is provided for a dual 5S rDNA gene system in the Rajidae by sequence analysis of the coding region (5S) and adjacent nontranscribed spacer (NTS) in five Mediterranean species of rays (Rajidae), and in a large number of piscine taxa including lampreys and bony fish. Expand
Identifying Fishes through DNA Barcodes and Microarrays
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A DNA microarray containing 64 functional oligonucleotide probes for the identification of 30 out of the 50 fish species investigated was developed and represents the next step towards an automated and easy-to-handle method to identify fish, ichthyoplankton, and fish products. Expand
Rapid Miocene–Pliocene dispersal and evolution of Mediterranean rajid fauna as inferred by mitochondrial gene variation
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The evolutionary history and dispersal of North‐east Atlantic and Mediterranean rajid fauna were investigated throughout the sequence analysis of the control region and 16S rDNA mitochondrial genes, and phylogenetic relationships indicated Mediterranean endemic skates derived from sister species with wider distribution during Late Pliocene–Pleistocene. Expand
Molecular systematics of the Atlanto‐Mediterranean Solea species
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Within the genus Solea, four sister lineages have been evolved that actually correspond to the species S. senegalensis, S. kleini and S. lascaris, and this pattern of taxonomy agrees fully with that proposed by Ben-Tuvia (1990) based on morphological features. Expand
DNA Microarrays for Identifying Fishes
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It is demonstrated that the 16S rDNA gene is suitable for designing oligonucleotide probes, which can be used to differentiate 11 fish species, which are a solid basis for the second step to create a “Fish Chip” for approximately 50 fish species relevant in marine environmental and fisheries research, as well as control of fisheries products. Expand
Comparative analysis of AFLPs and SSRs efficiency in resolving population genetic structure of Mediterranean Solea vulgaris
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A correlation between SSRs and AFLPs in detecting genetic differentiation among samples is found and the higher power of discrimination and the comparative technical ease of obtaining data from AFLPs with respect to SSRs suggest the use of AFLPs for many population genetics studies. Expand
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