Low genetic variability in reproduction rates in populations of Prorocentrum micans Ehrenb. (Dinophyceae) over Georges bank

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Abstract

A population of Prorocentrum micans Ehrenb. from the Gulf of Maine possesses similar amounts of genetic variability in reproduction rates as observed in six other species of phytoplankton examined to date, but a population of the same species over the highly productive Georges Bank has very low genetic variability. It is hypothesized that the favorable growing conditions over Georges Bank inhibit sexual reproduction and recombination, thus leading to a reduction in the genetic variability in those populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-65
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 1985
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • genetic variability
  • phytoplankton
  • Prorocentrum micans
  • recombination
  • sexual reproduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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