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Fine-scale population structure in a deep-sea teleost (orange roughy, Hoplostethus atlanticus)
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Carlsson، نويسنده , , Jens and Shephard، نويسنده , , Samuel and Coughlan، نويسنده , , James and N. Trueman، نويسنده , , Clive and Rogan، نويسنده , , Emer and Cross، نويسنده , , Tom F.، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2011
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Microsatellite and otolith chemistry variability were analysed to assess fine scale genetic structure in the deep-sea teleost orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus). The Porcupine Bank located on the continental shelf west of Ireland, comprises a complex system of mounds and flat areas that are broken up by canyons. Orange roughy form spawning aggregations on mounds and flat areas, and were heavily fished until the resource was depleted. By analysing adults in spawning condition and juvenile orange roughy from six mounds and one flat area, shallow but significant genetic population structure was evident (FST=0.0031, Dest across loci=0.0306 and G-test). Most of the structure was accounted for by inclusion of a sample from the flats (six of ten significant pairwise FST estimates and G-tests, and five of the highest Dest estimates included the flat sample). While the flat sample contributed most to the genetic structure, there was still significant (albeit weaker) structure among mound samples. The observed structure was supported by otolith analyses. Fish caught as late juveniles in either the flat or mound areas showed consistent differences in chemistry at the otolith core throughout the initial 10 years of growth, which could indicate site fidelity. We hypothesise that seafloor topographic structures (mounds and flats) may provide discrete spawning areas for orange roughy and that the limited gene flow between these spawning areas is insufficient to counteract genetic drift.
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Population structure , Seafloor topography , otolith chemistry , Microsatellite , Hoplostethus atlanticus , Orange roughy
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Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
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