Genetic Characterization of the Invasive Quagga Mussel (Dreissena bugensis) in Southwestern US Lakes

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Title:
Genetic Characterization of the Invasive Quagga Mussel (Dreissena bugensis) in Southwestern US Lakes
Author:
Jennett, Elysia M.
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Release 14-Jun-2014
Abstract:
Invasive species such as quagga mussel (Dreisseina bugensis) alter native ecosystems around the world. This study uses genetic markers to examine historical lineages for quagga mussels in lakes (reservoirs) of the Colorado River System. Specimens were collected from Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Pleasant, Lake Havasu, Lower Otay Reservoir, Yuma Area, and two Central Arizona Project pumping stations. Objectives of this project were to perform analyses of genetic variability within populations and determine if relatedness among individuals could resolve whether they originate from a single, or multiple, invasion events and genetically distinguish the populations at each water body. Analyses examined the mitochondrial DNA COI region and eight microsatellite DNA markers. Three populations were characterized in the study area and compelling information gathered about gene flow between them. Results indicate that microsatellite markers are useful to track quagga mussel invasions and provide insights into migration patterns that would otherwise be missed.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Dreissena bugensis; invasive species; microsatellite; population genetics; quagga mussel; General Biology; Colorado River
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; General Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Culver, Melanie

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleGenetic Characterization of the Invasive Quagga Mussel (Dreissena bugensis) in Southwestern US Lakesen_US
dc.creatorJennett, Elysia M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJennett, Elysia M.en_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseRelease 14-Jun-2014en_US
dc.description.abstractInvasive species such as quagga mussel (Dreisseina bugensis) alter native ecosystems around the world. This study uses genetic markers to examine historical lineages for quagga mussels in lakes (reservoirs) of the Colorado River System. Specimens were collected from Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Pleasant, Lake Havasu, Lower Otay Reservoir, Yuma Area, and two Central Arizona Project pumping stations. Objectives of this project were to perform analyses of genetic variability within populations and determine if relatedness among individuals could resolve whether they originate from a single, or multiple, invasion events and genetically distinguish the populations at each water body. Analyses examined the mitochondrial DNA COI region and eight microsatellite DNA markers. Three populations were characterized in the study area and compelling information gathered about gene flow between them. Results indicate that microsatellite markers are useful to track quagga mussel invasions and provide insights into migration patterns that would otherwise be missed.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectDreissena bugensisen_US
dc.subjectinvasive speciesen_US
dc.subjectmicrosatelliteen_US
dc.subjectpopulation geneticsen_US
dc.subjectquagga musselen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Biologyen_US
dc.subjectColorado Riveren_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeneral Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCulver, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCulver, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWalker, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBonar, Scotten_US
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