Genetic and morphological analyses of tub gurnard Chelidonichthys lucerna populations in Turkish marine waters
MetadataShow full item record
CitationUyan, A., Turan, C. (2017). Genetic and morphological analyses of tub gurnard Chelidonichthys lucerna populations in Turkish marine waters. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 73, pp. 35-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bse.2017.06.003
Genetic and morphological structure of tub gurnard Chelidonichthys lucerne populations in Turkish marine waters were investigated with mtDNA sequencing of 16S rRNA and morphological characters. C. lucerne samples were collected from the Black Sea, Marmara, Aegean and northeastern Mediterranean coasts of Turkey. The lowest genetic diversity was found in the northeastern Mediterranean (Iskenderun Bay) population, while the highest was in the Marmara population with overall average value of genetic diversity within populations. A total of 14 haplotypes was found, and the highest haplotype diversity was in the Black Sea whereas the lowest was in the northeastern Mediterranean population (Iskenderun Bay). The Black Sea and Iskenderun Bay populations showed the least genetic divergence (0.001081), while the highest was between the Marmara Sea and northeastern Mediterranean (Antalya Bay) populations (0.002067). Pairwise comparisons of genetic distance revealed statistically significant differences (P < 0.05) between the Marmara and both the Aegean and northeastern Mediterranean (Antalya Bay) samples. Neighbour joining tree analyses clustered the northeastern Mediterranean populations (Antalya Bay and Iskenderun Bay) as genetically more interrelated populations, whereas the Aegean Sea population was clustered as most isolated one. Discriminant function analysis of morphological characters showed that only the Black Sea population is differentiated from the other populations. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.