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Molecular confirmation on the presence of Anadara kagoshimensis (Tokunaga, 1906) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Arcidae) in the Black Sea
Krapal, A.-M.; Popa, O.P.; Levarda, A.F.; Iorgu, E.I.; Costache, M.; Crocetta, F.; Popa, L.O. (2014). Molecular confirmation on the presence of Anadara kagoshimensis (Tokunaga, 1906) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Arcidae) in the Black Sea. Trav. Mus. Nat. His. Nat. "Gr. Antipa" LVII(1): 9-12. https://hdl.handle.net/10.2478/travmu-2014-0001
In: Travaux du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle "Grigore Antipa". National Museum of Natural History: Bucharest. ISSN 1223-2254, more
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Keywords
    Scapharca Gray, 1847 [WoRMS]
    Marine
Author keywords
    Scapharca; alien species; Black Sea; Romanian coast; COI; DNA barcoding

Authors  Top 
  • Krapal, A.-M.
  • Popa, O.P.
  • Levarda, A.F.
  • Iorgu, E.I.
  • Costache, M.
  • Crocetta, F., more
  • Popa, L.O.

Abstract
    The use of DNA barcoding in alien invasions has recently proved to be a powerful tool in delineating dispersal pathways and clarifying doubtful identifications. Morphological similarities between Anadara kagoshimensis (Tokunaga, 1906) and Anadara inaequivalvis (Bruguière, 1789) require the use of genetic markers in identifying the ark shell species that has recently invaded the Black Sea. The high genetic similarity (99.8-100%) hereby found between COI sequences obtained from the Black Sea samples and Japanese A. kagoshimensis confirms at a molecular level that the ark clam species invading the Romanian Black Sea belong to this taxon.

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