Repetitive DNA fragments as taxonomic markers for Penaeus sibling taxa (Decapoda: Dendrobranchiata: Penaeidae) from the southern terminus of the Florida peninsula, United States of America
Sympatric populations of P. brasiliensis and P. duorarum from Biscayne Bay, Florida, revealed species-specific satellite DNA organizational patterns with the restriction endonuclease EcoRI. The species-specific satellite DNA patterns can be explained as resulting from differential amplification/deletion events having altered monomer arrays after the divergence of these two species. Two discontinuous populations of P. duorarum (Biscayne Bay and Dry Tortugas) were found to exhibit distinct EcoRI satellite fragment patterns; BamHI repetitive fragments specific to the Dry Tortugas P. duorarum population were also detected. In addition, the evolutionary conservation of the Penaeus (Farfantepenaeus) satellites was investigated. The putative conservation of sequences related to one cloned P. duorarum satellite monomer unit suggests that the FTR satellite DNA family may not only be of use as a genome tag to distinguish between sibling and cryptic Penaeus species but may also serve as a probe to better understand decapod crustacean genome organization and evolution.
Aquaculture|Fish production|Molecular biology|Genetics
von Sternberg, Richard M, "Repetitive DNA fragments as taxonomic markers for Penaeus sibling taxa (Decapoda: Dendrobranchiata: Penaeidae) from the southern terminus of the Florida peninsula, United States of America" (1995). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI9801975.