Genetic structure of two species of Montipora on a patch reef: conflicting results from electrophoresis and histocompatibility

Heyward, A.J., and Stoddart, J.A. (1985) Genetic structure of two species of Montipora on a patch reef: conflicting results from electrophoresis and histocompatibility. Marine Biology, 85 (2). pp. 117-121.

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Abstract

Spatial patterns of graft acceptance and rejection were different for two species of the coral Montipora from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Electrophoretically distinct tissues were capable of fusing, indicating that clonal identity is not necessarily inferred by acceptance of grafts. For M. dilatata, 18 of 40 cases of fusion were between dissimilar genotypes and for M. verrucosa, 3 of 7 cases. In one case, fusion occurred between genotypes which shared no alleles. A greater understanding of the genetics of invertebrate immunology is required before histocompatibility criteria can be used independently to assess population genetic structure with confidence.

Item ID: 27252
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1432-1793
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 23:35
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics @ 34%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 33%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified @ 33%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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