Exploring seascape genetics and kinship in the reef sponge Stylissa carteri in the Red Sea

Emily Giles, Pablo Saenz Agudelo, Nigel E. Hussey, Timothy Ravasi, Michael L. Berumen

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Abstract

A main goal of population geneticists is to study patterns of gene flow to gain a better understanding of the population structure in a given organism. To date most efforts have been focused on studying gene flow at either broad scales to identify barriers to gene flow and isolation by distance or at fine spatial scales in order to gain inferences regarding reproduction and local dispersal. Few studies have measured connectivity at multiple spatial scales and have utilized novel tools to test the influence of both environment and geography on shaping gene flow in an organism. Here a seascape genetics approach was used to gain insight regarding geographic and ecological barriers to gene flow of a common reef sponge, Stylissa carteri in the Red Sea. Furthermore, a small-scale (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2487-2502
Number of pages16
JournalEcology and Evolution
Volume5
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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