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dc.contributor.authorGoodbody-Gringley, Gretchen
dc.contributor.authorWoollacott, Robert M.
dc.contributor.authorGiribet, Gonzalo
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-27T17:05:55Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationGoodbody-Gringley, Gretchen, Robert M. Woollacott, and Gonzalo Giribet. 2011. “Population Structure and Connectivity in the Atlantic Scleractinian Coral Montastraea Cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767).” Marine Ecology 33, no. 1: 32–48.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1439-0485en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:27755231
dc.description.abstractCoral reefs are increasingly threatened worldwide by a variety of biological and physical factors, including disease, bleaching and ocean acidification. Understanding levels of connectivity among widespread populations can assist in conservation efforts and the design of marine protected areas, as larval dispersal scales affect population demography. This study examined genetic connectivity and morphological variation of the broadcast spawning coral Montastraea cavernosa (L., 1767) among five locations in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic. Analysis of mtDNA and nuclear rRNA internal transcribed spacers, at both the local and regional scale, revealed that the majority of variation existed within locations rather than among them. Likewise, the majority of pairwise comparisons were non-significant between sites and locations. These results suggest that moderate to high gene flow occurs within and among populations of M. cavernosa in the Western Atlantic. The phylogeographic signature and significant pairwise comparisons among several locations, however, indicate that populations are also partially maintained through self-seeding and that gene flow may be restricted over large geographic distances. Additionally, while some anatomical variation is likely attributable to phenotypic plasticity, variations in skeletal morphology between Jamaica and other locations correspond with significant pairwise genetic distances and the presence of private sequence types (limited to a single location), suggesting selection to local environmental conditions.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganismic and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01774.xen_US
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dc.subjectBermudaen_US
dc.subjectCnidariaen_US
dc.subjectCaribbeanen_US
dc.subjectgeneflowen_US
dc.subjectmorphologyen_US
dc.titlePopulation structure and connectivity in the Atlantic scleractinian coral Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767)en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalMarine Ecologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorGiribet, Gonzalo
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01774.x*
workflow.legacycommentsFAR 2012 oap.needman (MM) Giribet emailed 2016-05-17 MM Giribet requested dark depositen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedWoollacott, Robert
dash.contributor.affiliatedGiribet, Gonzalo


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