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Phylogeography and Population Genetics in Crustacea

Edited by Christoph Held, Stefan Koenemann, Christoph D. Schubart

© 2012 – CRC Press

410 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 94 B/W Illus.

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Recently, technological progress and the rise of DNA barcoding efforts have led to a significant increase in the availability of molecular datasets on intraspecific variability. Carcinologists and other organismal biologists, who want to use molecular tools to investigate patterns on the scale of populations, face a bewildering variety of genetic markers, analytical methods, and computer programs from which to choose. A modern overview of population genetic and phylogeographic studies, Phylogeography and Population Genetics in Crustacea offers insights to guide research on intraspecific genetic variation in crustaceans.

Combining theory and case studies of current best practices, the book helps researchers select methods of analysis and interpret their results. The theoretical chapters discuss the potential of currently used and upcoming molecular markers in the context of marine non-model species. They also gather practical tips and address the effect of seldom-discussed sources of error, such as spatial and temporal variation, stochasticity, and choice of statistical parameters. Case studies of marine and limnic crustaceans from around the world highlight the importance and diversity of sources of population structure in intraspecific variation.

Written by an international team of 46 leading experts, the book showcases the use and analysis of molecular markers, including mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data, coding and non-coding sequences, microsatellites, and cytogenetics. It gives researchers and students a valuable summary of current knowledge on the processes that shape genetic variability and geographic distribution patterns in space and time.


"The book is generally of a very high standard in terms of layout and presentation. … all the authors are to be commended for communicating technically, conceptually and statistically complex subject matter clearly and simply. The treatment by Bird et al. of the most mathematically complex subject matter (the comparison of various differentiation and fixation metrics) deserves highlighting. …

Overall, this book is a valuable reference tool for researchers working on those taxa included or, perhaps, on other taxa in the geographical areas represented. The first section, in particular, would be of interest to all conducting such research in marine environments and the first two (technical) chapters should be required reading for all students concerned with population genetic or phylogeographic research. Most importantly, this book should make these fields more accessible to a wide range of carcinologists."

—Gavin Gouws, Scientist, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), Grahamstown, South Africa, Marine Biology Research, Vol. 9 No. 4, 2013

Table of Contents


Analyzing intraspecific genetic variation: a practical guide using mitochondrial DNA and microsatellites

Florian Leese and Christoph Held

Detecting and measuring genetic differentiation

Christopher E. Bird, Stephen A. Karl, Peter E. Smouse, and Robert J. Toonen

Rethinking the mechanisms that shape marine decapod population structure

Bree K. Yednock and Joseph E. Neigel

Causes of chaos: spatial and temporal genetic heterogeneity in the intertidal anomuran crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

Robert J. Toonen and Richard K. Grosberg


Comparative phylogeography of Indo-West Pacific intertidal barnacles

Ling Ming Tsang, Tsz Huen Wu, Wai Chuen Ng, Gray A. Williams, Benny K. K. Chan, and Ka Hou Chu

Evolution and conservation of marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle: insights from stomatopod Crustacea

Paul H. Barber, Samantha H. Cheng, Mark V. Erdmann, Kimberly Tenggardjaja, and Ambariyanto

Comparative phylogeography of three achelate lobster species from Macaronesia (northeast Atlantic)

Elsa Froufe, Patricia Cabezas, Paulo Alexandrino, and Marcos Pérez-Losada

Genetic variation and differentiation of Fenneropenaeus merguiensis in the Thai Peninsula

Warapond Wanna and Amornrat Phongdara

Population genetics in the rocky shore crab Pachygrapsus marmoratus from the western Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic: complementary results from mtDNA and microsatellites at different geographic scales

Sara Fratini, Christoph D. Schubart, and Lapo Ragionieri


The history of the Daphnia pulex complex: asexuality, hybridization, and polyploidy

France Dufresne

Phylogeographic patterns in Artemia: a model organism for hypersaline crustaceans

Ilias Kappas, Athanasios D. Baxevanis, and Theodore J. Abatzopoulos

Intraspecific geographic differentiation and patterns of endemism in freshwater shrimp species flocks in ancient lakes of Sulawesi

Kristina Von Rintelen

Molecular and conservation biogeography of freshwater caridean shrimps in north-western Australia

Benjamin D. Cook, Timothy J. Page, and Jane M. Hughes

Comparing phylogeographic patterns across the Patagonian Andes in two freshwater crabs of the genus Aegla (Decapoda: Aeglidae)

Marcos Pérez-Losada, Jiawu Xu, Carlos G. Jara, and Keith A. Crandall

Molecular diversity of river versus lake freshwater anomurans in southern Chile (Decapoda: Aeglidae) and morphometric differentiation between species and sexes

Heather D. Bracken-Grissom, Tiffany Enders, Carlos G. Jara, and Keith A. Crandall

Population structure of two crayfish with diverse physiological requirements

Jesse W. Breinholt, Paul E. Moler, and Keith A. Crandall

Shallow phylogeographic structure of Puerto Rico freshwater crabs: an evolutionary explanation for low species diversity compared to Jamaica

Christoph D. Schubart, Nicole T. Rivera, Keith A. Crandall, and Tobias Santl

About the Editors

Christoph Held, PhD, is a senior research scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Stefan Koenemann, PhD, is Interim Professor for Molecular Biology at the University of Siegen, Germany.

Christoph D. Schubart, PhD, is an assistant professor of Evolution, Behavior, and Genetics at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology