Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 313-330

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An analysis of allozyme variation in herring Clupea pallasii from the White and Barents Seas

  • A. V. SemenovaAffiliated withMoscow State University Email author 
  • , A. P. AndreevaAffiliated withMoscow State University
  • , A. K. KarpovAffiliated withMoscow State University
  • , G. G. NovikovAffiliated withMoscow State University

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An analysis of genetic variation is made according to four allozyme loci of reproductive (spawning) groups of oligovertebrate herring Clupea pallasii collected in various bays of the White Sea and the south-eastern part of the Barents Sea in 1995–2002. The temporal stability of genetic characteristics during several years is shown. The analysis of genetic variation revealed a significant difference between herring from the south-eastern part of the Barents Sea and spring-spawning and summer-spawning herring from inner bays of the White Sea. The analysis of geographic variation of genetic characteristics of spawning aggregations revealed the change in frequencies of alleles of loci LDH-2* and MDH-4* from the north-east to the south-west along the coast.

Key words

populational genetics of fish protein polymorphism herring populational-genetic structure