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The complete mitochondrial genome is of great importance for better understanding the genome-level characteristics and phylogenetic relationships among related species. In the present study, we determined the complete mitochondrial genome DNA sequence of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) by 454 deep sequencing and Sanger sequencing approaches. The complete(More)
The mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) is a carnivorous portunid crab, mainly distributed along the southeastern coast of China. Mitochondrial DNA analysis in a previous study indicated a high level of genetic diversity and a low level of genetic differentiation. In this study, population genetic diversity and differentiation of S. paramamosain were(More)
BACKGROUND Exon-primed intron-crossing (EPIC) markers have three advantages over anonymous genomic sequences in studying evolution of natural populations. First, the universal primers designed in exon regions can be applied across a broad taxonomic range. Second, the homology of EPIC-amplified sequences can be easily determined by comparing either their(More)
The mud crab Scylla paramamosain plays a significant role in fishery resources in China. In this study, we developed 18 polymorphic microsatellite markers in this important crab by 5' anchored PCR technique. A total of 125 alleles were detected in a single population of 32 individuals of S. paramamosain. The number of alleles per locus ranged from five to(More)
Crabs lack an acquired adaptive immune system and host defense is believed to depend entirely on innate, non-adaptive mechanisms to resist invasion by pathogens. Discovery of immune-related factors are helpful for understanding the molecular response of crabs to pathogens. The mud crab Scylla paramamosain is an important marine species for aquaculture in(More)
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme-A (HMG-CoA) reductases (HMGRs), which catalyze the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, may have an important role in the synthesis of methyl farnesoate (MF). In this study, we obtained two HMGR cDNA sequences termed Sp-HMGR1 (membrane-bound form) and Sp-HMGR2 (soluble form), which encode 967 and 654 amino acids,(More)
Microsatellite markers from a transcriptome sequence library were initially isolated, and their genetic variation was characterized in a wild population of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain). We then tested the association between these microsatellite markers and the growth performance of S. paramamosain. A total of 129 polymorphic microsatellite markers(More)
The gustavus gene is required for localizing pole plasm and specifying germ cells. Research on gustavus gene expression will advance our understanding of the biological function of gustavus in animals. A cDNA encoding gustavus protein was identified and termed MnGus in the oriental river prawn Macrobrachium nipponense. Bioinformatic analyses showed that(More)