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Abdul-Aziz M.A.,Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology | Abdul-Aziz M.A.,Friedrich - Schiller University of Jena | Schofl G.,Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology | Schofl G.,DKMS Life Science Laboratory GmbH | And 5 more authors.
Ecology and Evolution | Year: 2015

Here we used both microsatellites and mtCR (mitochondrial DNA control region) sequences as genetic markers to examine the genetic diversity and population structure of Penaeus monodon shrimp from six Indonesian regions. The microsatellite data showed that shrimp from the Indian and the Pacific Ocean were genetically distinct from each other. It has been reported previously that P. monodon mtCR sequences from the Indo-Pacific group into two major paralogous clades of unclear origin. Here we show that the population structure inferred from mtCR sequences matches the microsatellite-based population structure for one of these clades. This is consistent with the notion that this mtCR clade shares evolutionary history with nuclear DNA and may thus represent nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes (Numts). While examining genetic diversity and population structure of Penaeus monodon shrimp in Indonesian waters. Similarities between mtCR sequences and microsatellite data for one mtCR clade are discovered. Evidence points towards nuclear DNA as source of this mtCR clade. © 2015 Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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