Patterns of mtDNA diversity in North Atlantic populations of the mussel Mytilus edulis

Riginos, Cynthia and Henzler, Christine M. (2008) Patterns of mtDNA diversity in North Atlantic populations of the mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine Biology, 155 4: 399-412. doi:10.1007/s00227-008-1038-4

Author Riginos, Cynthia
Henzler, Christine M.
Title Patterns of mtDNA diversity in North Atlantic populations of the mussel Mytilus edulis
Formatted title
Patterns of mtDNA Diversity in North Atlantic Populations of the Mussel Mytilus edulis
Journal name Marine Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-3162
Publication date 2008-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00227-008-1038-4
Volume 155
Issue 4
Start page 399
End page 412
Total pages 8
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
0603 Evolutionary Biology
Formatted abstract
Patterns of (female) mitochondrial DNA diversity were investigated in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Mytilus edulis is a ubiquitous member of contemporary North Atlantic hard-substrate communities and well represented in studies of this region. Mytilus edulis was surveyed in North America and Europe, as well as mid-Atlantic sites in Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. Mitochondrial DNA sequences revealed considerable population structure but no monophyly of haplotypes between any major regions. Coalescent analyses suggest that migration across the Atlantic Ocean has prominently been from North American source populations and that Greenland was colonized recently and exclusively from North America. In North America, there was support for two regional groups along the North American coastline. Surprisingly, we also found evidence of recombination between some Mytilus edulis and Mytilus galloprovincialis female mtDNA sequences, particularly in northern Europe.
Keyword Phylogeography
Larval dispersal
Hybrid zone
Ice ages
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Erratum: Marine Biology Volume 156, Issue 12, October 2009, Pages 2649-2649

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