Population genetics and phylogeography of freshwater mussels in North America, Elliptio dilatata and Actinonaias ligamentina (Bivalvia: Unionidae)

@article{Elderkin2008PopulationGA,
  title={Population genetics and phylogeography of freshwater mussels in North America, Elliptio dilatata and Actinonaias ligamentina (Bivalvia: Unionidae)},
  author={C. L. Elderkin and A. Christian and J. Metcalfe-Smith and D. J. Berg},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17}
}
  • C. L. Elderkin, A. Christian, +1 author D. J. Berg
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Extrinsic and intrinsic forces combined shape the population structure of every species differently. Freshwater mussels are obligate parasites to a host fish during a juvenile stage (glochidia). Elliptio dilatata (ED) and Actinonaias ligamentina (AL) are co‐occurring freshwater mussel taxa with similar North American distribution and share some potential host fish. Using mitochondrial DNA, we determined the genotypes of 190 + individuals from collection sites in at least two tributaries in the… CONTINUE READING
    49 Citations

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 96 REFERENCES
    Conservation genetics of North American freshwater mussels Amblema and Megalonaias
    • 56
    • Highly Influential
    Intraspecific phylogeography of Lasmigona subviridis (Bivalvia: Unionidae): conservation implications of range discontinuity
    • 128
    Molecular systematics and evolution of reproductive traits of North American freshwater unionacean mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia) as inferred from 16S rRNA gene sequences.
    • 115
    Phylogeographic analysis of the threatened and endangered superconglutinate‐producing mussels of the genus Lampsilis (Bivalvia: Unionidae)
    • 84
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Phylogeography and conservation genetics of endangered European Margaritiferidae (Bivalvia: Unionoidea)
    • 141
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF