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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(10), 6418-6431; doi:10.3390/ijms12106418

Genetic Variation of the Nile Soft-Shelled Turtle (Trionyx triunguis)

Department of Güzelyurt Vocational School Fermantation, Aksaray University, Güzelyurt/Aksaray 68200, Turkey
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, Adnan Menderes University, Aydin 09010, Turkey
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Received: 10 August 2011 / Revised: 5 September 2011 / Accepted: 20 September 2011 / Published: 28 September 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)
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We studied the genetic structure of Trionyx triunguis populations from the Mediterranean and African continent based on mtDNA D-loop (776 bp) and nine microsatellite loci. A total of 102 polymorphic sites and 13 mtDNA haplotypes were described. Nucleotide diversity and haplotypes diversity were 0.047 and 0.974 respectively. Both mtDNA and nDNA supported the existence of two main management units as the Mediterranean and Africa. Based on the mtDNA results, the Mediterranean can be divided into two subunits; western Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean.
Keywords: Trionyx triunguis; mtDNA; D-loop; microsatellite; conservation genetics; population genetics Trionyx triunguis; mtDNA; D-loop; microsatellite; conservation genetics; population genetics
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Güçlü, Ö.; Ulger, C.; Türkozan, O. Genetic Variation of the Nile Soft-Shelled Turtle (Trionyx triunguis). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 6418-6431.

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