Gaetano Catanese

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The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the frigate tuna Auxis thazard and two divergent mitotypes (Mitotype I and Mitotype II) of the bullet tuna Auxis rochei have been determined. The total length of the mitogenomes was 16,506, 16,501 and 16,503 bp, respectively. All mitogenomes had a gene content (13 protein-coding, 2 rRNAs and 22 tRNAs) and(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome for the Senegal sole Solea senegalensis Kaup was determined. The mitochondrial DNA was 16,659 base pairs (bp) in length. Sequence features of the 13 protein-coding genes, two ribosomal RNAs and 22 transfer RNAs are described. The non-coding control region (1017 bp) was compared with those of the(More)
Mackerels of the genus Scomber are commercially important species, but their taxonomic status is still controversial. Although previous phylogenetic data support the recognition of Atlantic Scomber colias and Pacific Scomber japonicus as separate species, it is only based on the analysis of partial mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. In an attempt to(More)
The white sea bream, Diplodus sargus (Teleostei, Sparidae), is a species with a high commercial importance in Mediterranean aquaculture. There is currently little information available about the genetic characteristics of cultured populations. In this survey, we have developed eight polymorphic microsatellites for the white sea bream using an enriched(More)
The entire sequence of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and 2 partial sequences of the ribosomal RNA12S and 16S genes have been used to study the molecular phylogeny in 10 species of soles belonging to the genera Solea, Monochirus, Microchirus, Dicologlossa, and Synaptura from the Atlantic waters of the Gulf of Cádiz (Spain). The results obtained by(More)
This article documents the addition of 396 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Anthocidaris crassispina, Aphis glycines, Argyrosomus regius, Astrocaryum sciophilum, Dasypus novemcinctus, Delomys sublineatus, Dermatemys mawii, Fundulus heteroclitus, Homalaspis plana, Jumellea(More)
*Correspondence: Daniele De Luca, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, Naples 80121, Italy e-mail: The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797) is one of the most widely distributed species belonging to the genus Octopus as well as an important commercially harvested species and a model organism for behavioral biology(More)
Assessing the genetic structure of cosmopolitan species is essential for conservation purposes, and it assumes particular importance in the case of commercially exploited species and model organisms. Among cephalopods, the common octopus Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 is a good example of cosmopolitan harvested species whose population structure and(More)
A novel procedure for the authentication of frigate tunas (Auxis thazard and Auxis rochei) in commercially canned products has been developed. Three mitochondrial regions were simultaneously amplified by multiplex-Polymerase Chain Reaction, one corresponding to the small rRNA 12S subunit as a positive amplification control and two species-specific fragments(More)
Coccidian parasites of the genus Aggregata are known to parasitize cephalopods as definitive hosts, however one of the genus members, A. octopiana, has shown an unresolved phylogeny within the same definitive host, the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris). Our study represents a large-scale investigation aimed at characterizing morphological traits and(More)