Lack of Genetic Variation in Cytochrome bin a Population of Smooth Softshell TurtlesJournal of the Iowa Academy of Science
- smooth softshell turtle,
- molecular phylogeny,
- mitochondrial DNA,
- genetic variation,
- Apalone mutica
AbstractAn important issue in intraspecific molecular phylogenetic studies concerns distribution of genetic variation within and among populations and, hence, within-population sample sizes used in analyses. To address this sampling issue, we sequenced a 795 base pair (bp) segment of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene from 19 unrelated individuals from a Louisiana population of the smooth softshell turtle (Apalone mutica LeSueur). We found a complete lack of within-population variation in this large segment of mtDNA. This result supports the use of minimal within-population sample sizes in intraspecific molecular phylogenetic studies of Apalone using cytochrome b.
Original Publication Date1-1-1998
Publication DateDecember 1998
Copyright© Copyright 1998 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Citation InformationDavid W. Weisrock, Tamara S. Haselkorn and Fredric J. Janzen. "Lack of Genetic Variation in Cytochrome bin a Population of Smooth Softshell Turtles" Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science Vol. 105 Iss. 4 (1998) p. 158 - 160
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fredric-janzen/55/