Trans-Atlantic Distribution of a Mangrove Oyster Species Revealed by 16S mtDNA and Karyological Analyses

@article{Lapgue2002TransAtlanticDO,
  title={Trans-Atlantic Distribution of a Mangrove Oyster Species Revealed by 16S mtDNA and Karyological Analyses},
  author={Sylvie Lap{\`e}gue and Isabelle Boutet and Alexandra Leit{\~a}o and Serge Heurtebise and Pascale Garcia and Catherine Thiriot-Qui{\'e}vreux and Pierre Boudry},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={202},
  pages={232 - 242}
}
Three species of mangrove oysters, Crassostrea rhizophorae, C. brasiliana, and C. gasar, have been described along the Atlantic shores of South America and Africa. Because the distribution of these molluscs is of great biological and commercial interest, their taxonomy and distribution deserve further clarification. Therefore, 15 populations were sampled from both continents. Their 16S mitochondrial polymorphism was studied by sequencing and PCR-RFLP analysis. Two haplotypes were identified… 
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