Vol. 14,No. 4, October 2015
Assessing genetic diversity of populations of bartail flathead (Platycephalus indicus Linnaeus, 1758) in the Northern part of the Persian Gulf using AFLP markers
Description:1-Department of Fisheries, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IRAN. 2-Biotechnology group of Persian Gulf Institute and Cell and Molecular Biology Department of Faculty of Science, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, I.R.IRAN 3-Department of Aquatic Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran. *Corresponding author’s email: sjhosseini@pgu.ac.ir
Genetic diversity of six populations of bartail flathead (Platycephalus indicus Linnaeus, 1758) was investigated using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). A total of 118 reproducible bands amplified with ten AFLP primer combinations were obtained from 42 fishes that were collected from six different locations in the northern part of the Persian Gulf. The percentage of polymorphic bands was 57.06%. Nei’s genetic diversity was 0.1808±0.2074 - 0.2164±0.1903, and Shannon’s index was 0.2675±0.2949 - 0.3280±0.2727. The results of AMOVA analysis indicated that 66% and 34% of the genetic variation occurred within and among the populations and gene flow was 0.6454. The estimated level of population differentiation as measured by average Fst value across all loci was 0.327. Analyses revealed significant genetic differentiation with low gene flow among the six locations, indicating at least six separate populations of bartail flathead in the northern part of the Persian Gulf.
Keywords: Genetic diversity, Bartail flathead, Platycephalus indicus, AFLP, Persian Gulf.
Author:Fekrandish H.1; Hosseini S.J.2*; Kamali A.1; Soltani M.
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