Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101 (2016) 19–31 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev Population genetics features for persistent, but transient, Botryllus schlosseri (Urochordata) congregations in a central Californian marina a,b,⇑ b b b Arzu Karahan , Jacob Douek , Guy Paz , Baruch Rinkevich Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Science, Department of Marine Biology and Fisheries, Mersin, Turkey Israel Oceanographic and Limnology Research, National Institute of Oceanography, Tel Shikmona, PO Box 8030, Haifa 31080, Israel article i nfo abstract Article history: The colonial tunicate Botryllus schlosseri is a globally distributed, invasive ascidian that has colonized the Received 9 February 2015 Californian coasts of the USA during the mid-late 1940s and has, since the late 1980s, spread north to Revised 1 May 2016 Washington. This study analyzes the population genetic characteristics of transient populations residing Accepted 2 May 2016 at the Elkhorn Yacht-Club (EYC), in central California (seven sessions, 1996–2008), which suffered peri- Available online 3 May 2016 odic catastrophes caused by episodic fresh-water ﬂoods and a single sampling session (in the year 2001) of ﬁve West-Coast populations using the mtDNA COI gene and ﬁve microsatellite markers. EYC Keywords: microsatellite results were
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