User:Ulyana Simakova/Notebook/Alien species Anadara kagoshimensis

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Project Description/Abstract

Aim

To reveal species identity and to estimate genetic diversity of the Black seainvasive Anadara kagoshimensis population.

Pre wet work

Our aim was to investigate the current information considering genetics of A. kagoshimensis from Mediterranean and Black sea. We analyzed the GeneBank database for existing records of nucleotide sequences of Mediterranean and Black sea specimens named A. inaequivalvis etc. Comparison of the listed above loci showed that the most closely related taxa to the Mediterranean species are Anadara kagoshimensis (including synonims: Anadara sativa, Scapharca subcrenata, Anadara kagoshimensis) and Anadara broughtonii (=Scapharca broughtonii). The first species is slightly more similar to mediterannean Anadara (98 % similarity in ITS2, Hem A, B) then the second one (97%) in all loci except HBI homodimeric hemoglobin (98 % sim. A. broughtonii, 95% A. kagoshimens). However for many reasons these loci are not suitable for such study.

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  • Selecting specific and effective primers for COI


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