Genetic diversity in Monoporeia affinis at polluted and reference sites of the Baltic Bothnian Bay
Number of Authors: 5
2015 (English)In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, ISSN 0025-326X, E-ISSN 1879-3363, Vol. 93, no 1-2, 245-249 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The amphipod Monoporeia affinis plays an important role in the Baltic Sea ecosystem as prey and as detritivore. The species is monitored for contaminant effects, but almost nothing is known about its genetics in this region. A pilot screening for genetic variation at the mitochondrial COI gene was performed in 113 individuals collected at six sites in the northern Baltic. Three coastal sites were polluted by pulp mill effluents, PAHs, and trace metals, and two coastal reference sites were without obvious connection to pollution sources. An off-coastal reference site was also included. Contaminated sites showed lower levels of genetic diversity than the coastal reference ones although the difference was not statistically significant. Divergence patterns measured as Phi(ST) showed no significant differentiation within reference and polluted groups, but there was significant genetic divergence between them. The off-coastal sample differed significantly from all coastal sites and also showed lower genetic variation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 93, no 1-2, 245-249 p.
Benthos, Biodiversity, Brackish, Coastal, Invertebrates, Monitoring
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Biological Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-117730DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.01.029ISI: 000353733400038OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-117730DiVA: diva2:818893