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Color patterns of the hermit crab Calcinus tibicen (Herbst, 1791) fail to indicate high genetic variation within COI gene

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Mandai, Silvia Sayuri [1] ; Buranelli, Raquel Correa [1] ; Mantelatto, Fernando Luis [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, LBSC, Dept Biol, FFCLRP, Av Bandeirantes 3900, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Nauplius; v. 26, MAR 26 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Apart from traditional characters, other data have been used for taxonomy, like color patterns. Based on the different colors (green and orange) observed for some Calcinus tibicen (Herbst, 1761) specimens, we evaluated the genetic distance for cytochrome oxidase subunit I mitochondrial gene of individuals collected in Pernambuco (northern Brazil) and in Sao Paulo (southeast Brazil). We found low genetic variation (0.2-1.1%), and no evidence of isolation on our molecular tree based on genetic distance. We suggest high levels of gene flow between specimens with different color patterns, which are polymorphisms and might be related to the kind of nutrition as well different ecological and evolutionary predation characteristics. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/10639-1 - Population variability among the hermit crab Calcinus tibicen populations from Brazil and the North Atlantic evaluated through morphological and molecular tools
Grantee:Silvia Sayuri Mandai
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 10/50188-8 - Decapod crustaceans: multi-disciplinary characterization of the sea biodiversity of the State of São Paulo (taxonomy, spermiotaxonomy, molecular biology and population dynamics)
Grantee:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/54931-0 - Improvement and management of biological specimen collections at the Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo
Grantee:Carlos Alberto Garofalo
Support type: Research Infrastructure Program - Biological specimen collections