Population Genetics and Speciation in the Sea

 

Contributed by Ron Burton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

 

Summary papers:

 

Avise, J. C. 1994. Molecular markers, natural history, and evolution.

Champion and Hall, New York. 511 pp.

 

Burton, R.S. 1983. Protein polymorphisms and genetic differentiation of

marine invertebrate populations. Mar. Biol. Letters 4:193-206.

 

Gooch JL 1975. Mechanisms of evolution and population genetics. In:

Kinne O (ed) Marine Ecology. Vol. II: Physiological mechanisms. Wiley,

London, pp 329-409

 

Hedgecock, D. 1986. Is gene flow from pelagic larval dispersal important

in the adaptation and evolution of marine invertebrates? Bull. Mar. Sci.

39:550-564.

 

Knowlton, N. 1993. Sibling species in the sea. Ann Rev Ecol Syst 24:189-216.

 

Levinton, J. S. 1980. Genetic divergence in estuaries. In: Kennedy,

V.S. (ed.) Estuarine perspectives. Academic Press, New York. pp. 509-520.

 

Palumbi, S.R. 1994. Genetic divergence, reproductive isolation, and

marine speciation. Annu Rev Ecol Syst 25:547-572

 

Palumbi, S.R. 1995. Using genetics as an indirect estimator of larval

dispersal. In: McEdward LR (ed), Ecology of marine invertebrate larvae. CRC

Press, Boca Raton, pp 369-387

 

 

 

Classic research:

 

Berger, E. 1973. Gene-enzyme variation in three sympatric species of

Littorina. Biol. Bull. 143: 83-90.

 

Burton, R. S. 1986. Evolutionary consequences of restricted gene flow

among natural populations of the copepod, Tigriopus californicus. Bull.

Mar. Sci. 39: 526-535.

 

Johnson, M.S. and R. Black 1982. Chaotic genetic patchiness in an

intertidal limpet, Siphonaria sp. Mar Biol 70: 157-164

 

Johnson, M.S. and R. Black 1984. Pattern beneath the chaos: the effect

of recruitment on genetic patchiness in an intertidal limpet. Evolution 38:

1371-1383

 

Koehn RK, Milkman R, Mitton JB 1976. Population genetics of marine

pelecypods. IV. Selection, migration and genetic differentiation in the

blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Evolution 30:2-32

 

Koehn, R. K., R. I. E. Newell and F. Immerman. 1980. Maintenance of an

aminopeptidase allele frequency cline by natural selection. Proc. Natl.

Acad. Sci. USA 77:5385-5389.

 

Levinton JS, Suchanek TH 1978. Geographic variation, niche breadth and

genetic differentiation at different geographic scales in the mussels

Mytilus californianus and M.edulis. Mar Biol 49: 363-375

 

Powers, D. A. and A. R. Place 1978. Biochemical genetics of Fundulus

heteroclitus. I. Temporal and spatial variation in gene frequencies of

Ldh-B, Mdh-A, Gpi-B and Pgm-A. Biochem. Genet. 16:593-607.

 

Scheltema, R.S. 1971. Larval dispersal as a means of genetic exchange

between geographically separated populations of shallow-water benthic

invertebrates. Biol Bull mar biol Lab, Woods Hole 140: 284-322

 

Waples, R.S. 1987. A multispecies approach to the analysis of gene flow

in marine shore fishes. Evolution 41: 385-400

 

 

 

Recent research:

 

Avise, J. C. 1992. Molecular population structure and the biogeographic

history of a regional fauna: a case history with lessons for conservation

biology. Oikos 63: 62-76.

 

Bernardi, G., P. Sordino, and D. A. Powers 1993. Concordant mitochondrial

and nuclear DNA phylogenies for populations of the teleost fish Fundulus

heteroclitus. PNAS 90:9271-9274.

 

Burton, R. S. and B.-N. Lee. 1994. Nuclear and mitochondrial gene

genealogies and allozyme polymorphism across a major phylogeographic break

in the marine copepod Tigriopus californicus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, USA

91:5197-5201.

 

Edmands, S., P. Moberg and R.S. Burton 1996. Allozyme and mitochondrial

DNA evidence of population subdivision in the purple sea urchin,

Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Mar. Biol. 126:443-450

 

Hellberg ME 1994. Relationships between inferred levels of gene flow and

geographic distance in a philopatric coral, Balanophyllia elegans.

Evolution 48: 1829-1854

 

Hurst CD, Skibinski DOF 1995. Comparison of allozyme and mitochondrial

DNA spatial differentiation in the limpet Patella vulgata. Mar Biol

122:257-263

 

Johannesson K, Johannesson J, Lundgren U 1995. Strong natural selection

causes microscale allozyme variation in a marine snail. Proc natn Acad Sci

USA 92: 2602-2606

 

Karl, S. A. and J. C. Avise. 1992. Balancing selection at allozyme loci in

oysters: implications from nuclear RFLPs. Science 256:100-102.

 

Kordos, L. M. and R. S. Burton. 1993. Genetic differentiation of Texas

Gulf Coast populations of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus. Mar. Biol.

117:227-233.

 

Lessios, H. A., J. R. Weinberg, and V. R. Starczak, 1994. Temporal

variation in populations of the marine isopod Exocirolana: how stable are

gene frequencies and morphology. Evolution, Vol. 48, pp. 549-563.

 

Lewis RI, Thorpe JP 1994. Temporal stability of gene frequencies within

genetically heterogeneous populations of the queen scallop Aequipectin

(Chlamys) opercularis. Mar Biol 121: 117-126

 

Knowlton N, Weigt LA, SolÛranzo LA, Mills DK, Bermingham E 1993.

Divergence in proteins, mitochondrial DNA, and reproductive compatibility

across the isthmus of Panama. Science 260: 1629-1632

 

Reeb CA, Avise JC 1990. A genetic discontinuity in a continuously

distributed species: mitochondrial DNA in the American oyster, Crassostrea

virginica. Genetics 124: 397-406

 

Watts, R.J., M.S. Johnson, and R. Black. 1990. Effects of recruitment on

genetic patchiness in the urchin Echinometra mathaei in Western Australia.

Mar. Biol. 105: 145-151.