Mitochondrial DNA variation in the European lobster (Homarus gammarus) throughout the range

  title={Mitochondrial DNA variation in the European lobster (Homarus gammarus) throughout the range},
  author={Alexandros Triantafyllidis and A. P. Apostolidis and Vassilios Katsares and E P Kelly and John P. Mercer and Maria Hughes and Knut Eirik J{\o}rstad and Avgi Tsolou and Rosaleen Hynes and Costas D. Triantaphyllidis},
  journal={Marine Biology},
The genetic differentiation of the European lobster (Homarus gammarus) was investigated in 3,283 individuals from 44 population samples throughout its geographical distribution (Norway to Greece) by means of polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of a 3-kb mitochondrial DNA segment. Ninety composite haplotypes were revealed with the number of haplotypes in each population sample ranging from 4 to 31. Private haplotypes were found at very low frequencies. The… 

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