Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 101–103 | Cite as

Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in Ifremeria nautilei, a chemoautotrophic gastropod from deep-sea hydrothermal vents

  • Andrew David Thaler
  • Kevin Zelnio
  • Rebecca Jones
  • Jens Carlsson
  • Cindy Lee Van Dover
  • Thomas F. Schultz
Technical Note

Abstract

Ifremeria nautilei is deep-sea provannid gastropod endemic to hydrothermal vents at southwest Pacific back-arc spreading centers. Twelve, selectively neutral and unlinked polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for this species. Three loci deviated significantly from Hardy–Weinberg expectations. Average observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.719 to 0.906 (mean HO = 0.547, SD = 0.206). Three of the 12 loci cross-amplified in two species of Alviniconcha (Provannidae) that co-occur with I. nautilei at Pacific vent habitats. Microsatellites developed for I. nautilei are being deployed to study connectivity among populations of this species colonizing geographically discrete back-arc basin vent systems.

Keywords

Back-arc basin Chemoautotrophic Hydrothermal vent Ifremeria nautilei Microsatellite Provannid gastropod 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew David Thaler
    • 1
  • Kevin Zelnio
    • 1
  • Rebecca Jones
    • 1
  • Jens Carlsson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cindy Lee Van Dover
    • 1
  • Thomas F. Schultz
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Conservation Molecular Facility, Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the EnvironmentDuke UniversityBeaufortUSA
  2. 2.Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant ScienceUniversity College CorkCorkIreland

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