Genetic Differentiation between Natural and Hatchery Stocks of Japanese Scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis as Revealed by AFLP AnalysisReport as inadecuate




Genetic Differentiation between Natural and Hatchery Stocks of Japanese Scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis as Revealed by AFLP Analysis - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

1

Liaoning Ocean and Fisheries Science Research Institute, The Key Laboratory of Marine Fishery Molecular Biology of Liaoning province, Dalian 116023, China

2

Institute of Chemical and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China

3

College of Agriculture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA





*

Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.



Abstract Japanese scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis is a cold-tolerant bivalve that was introduced to China for aquaculture in 1982. In this study, amplified fragment length polymorphism AFLP markers were used to investigate levels of genetic diversity within M. yessoensis cultured stocks and compare them with wild populations. Six pairs of primer combinations generated 368 loci among 332 individuals, in four cultured and three wild populations. High polymorphism at AFLP markers was found within both cultured and wild M. yessoensis populations. The percentage of polymorphic loci ranged from 61.04% to 72.08%, while the mean heterozygosity ranged from 0.2116 to 0.2596. Compared with wild populations, the four hatchery populations showed significant genetic changes, such as lower expected heterozygosity and percentage of polymorphic loci, and smaller frequency of private alleles, all indicative of a reduction in genetic diversity. Some genetic structures were associated with the geographical distribution of samples; with all samples from Dalian and Japan being closely related, while the population from Russia fell into a distinct clade in the phylogenetic analysis. The genetic information derived from this study indicated that intentional or accidental release of selected Japanese scallops into natural sea areas might result in disturbance of local gene pools and loss of genetic variability. We recommend monitoring the genetic variability of selected hatchery populations to enhance conservation of natural Japanese scallop resources. View Full-Text

Keywords: Japanese scallop; Mizuhopecten yessoensis; AFLP; genetic diversity; population structure; selective breeding Japanese scallop; Mizuhopecten yessoensis; AFLP; genetic diversity; population structure; selective breeding





Author: Wei-Dong Liu 1,2, Hong-Jun Li 1, Xiang-Bo Bao 1, Xiang-gang Gao 1, Yun-feng Li 1, Chong-Bo He 1,* and Zhan-Jiang Liu 3

Source: http://mdpi.com/



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents