Enzyme variation in Chthamalus stellatus and Chthamalus montagui (Crustacea: Cirripedia): evidence for the presence of C. montagui in the Adriatic.

Dando, P. R.; Southward, AJ; Crisp, DJ. 1979 Enzyme variation in Chthamalus stellatus and Chthamalus montagui (Crustacea: Cirripedia): evidence for the presence of C. montagui in the Adriatic.. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 59. 209-220. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315400042612

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Abstract/Summary

The electrophoretic mobilities of 13 enzymes in two species of Chthamalus, C.stellatus Poli and C. montagui Southward, were compared. These species differed absolutely for eight of the enzymes and exhibited some species-specific allozymes for a further four enzymes. No evidence of hybridization was found. The observed mean heterozygosity was 0.087 for C. stellatus and 0.179 for C. montagui. A sample of 'C. montagui' from Venice differed from two samples from south-west England in external shell characters and in allozyme frequency for two enzymes. These differences are thought to be the result of a geographical cline rather than a distinct separation of subspecies.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Professor Paul Dando
Date made live: 09 Aug 2022 13:08
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 13:08
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9755

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