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dc.contributor.authorLopes-Lima, Men
dc.contributor.authorFonseca, MMen
dc.contributor.authorAldridge, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorBogan, AEen
dc.contributor.authorGan, HMen
dc.contributor.authorGhamizi, Men
dc.contributor.authorSousa, Ren
dc.contributor.authorTeixeira, Aen
dc.contributor.authorVarandas, Sen
dc.contributor.authorZanatta, Den
dc.contributor.authorZieritz, Aen
dc.contributor.authorFroufe, Een
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-08T10:34:35Z
dc.date.available2017-11-08T10:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-01en
dc.identifier.issn0260-1230
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/268168
dc.description.abstractThe unionid family Margaritiferidae, comprising 12 extant species, is widely distributed across the northern hemisphere in North America, Europe and Asia (Bolotov et al., 2016). Most species in this family have dramatically declined over the last century, with nine of the 12 species assessed as threatened in the most recent IUCN Red List (IUCN, 2016). Among these is the Moroccan pearl mussel Margaritifera marocana (Pallary, 1918), considered one of the 100 most threatened species on the planet (Baillie & Butcher, 2012). This species is now restricted to two small streams in the Oum Er Rbia and Sebou basins and conservation measures are urgently needed (Sousa et al., 2016). Beyond the conservation concern, Unionida are also biologically interesting. They present an unusual mechanism of mitochondrial inheritance called doubly uniparental inheritance (DUI), in which all individuals have the typical maternally transmitted mtDNA (F-type), but the males possess in their germ cells a paternally inherited mtDNA instead (M-type) (Zouros et al., 1994; Breton et al., 2009). So far, DUI has been observed in over 100 species from four bivalve orders (Gusman, Azuelos & Breton, 2017), including three families within Unionida, i.e. Unionidae, Hyriidae and Margaritiferidae (Walker et al., 2006). However, to date, no whole M-type mitogenome has been published for any species belonging to the last two of these families.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was partially supported by the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund under project ‘Biodiversity and conservation of the critically endangered freshwater mussels in Morocco: ecogeographic, genetic and physiological information’ (Reference 15256799), by the IUCN SOS Save Our Species fund under project ‘Breeding the most endangered bivalve on Earth: Margaritifera marocana’ (Ref. 2015B-015) and by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under grants SFRH/BPD/70654/2010 (M.M.F.) and SFRH/BPD/108445/2015 (E.F.).
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.titleThe first Margaritiferidae male (M-type) mitogenome: mitochondrial gene order as a potential character for determining higher-order phylogeny within Unionida (Bivalvia)en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage252
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Molluscan Studiesen
prism.startingPage249
prism.volume83en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.14369
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-02-15en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/mollus/eyx009en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-05-01en
dc.contributor.orcidAldridge, David [0000-0001-9067-8592]
dc.identifier.eissn1464-3766
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-03-03en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-03-03


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