Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.16.11)

MCR LTER: Genetics: Settlement dynamics in the three-spot damselfish, Dascyllus trimaculatus

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.16.11 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: Damselfish genetics

These data describe the genetics of recruiting Dascyllus trimaculatus. We first placed two rows of 8 anemones in a region (the west side of the bay of Opunohu) previously devoid of anemones. Anemones are 10 meters apart, the two rows are 100 meters apart. The row close to the reef crest is called crest , or OUT, row, the row away from the crest and close to the boat channel is called channel, or IN, row. The project started with the placement of the anemones in the fall of 2000. Since then, we regularly clear the anemones of Dascyllus and then collect newly settled fishes every morning. These fishes are later typed by sequencing the mitochondrial control region. Fishes are labeled as follows: DTR IN 01010205. This is a Dascyllus Trimaculatus collected on the channel row, first anemone, on January 2nd 2005. Anemones are numbered 1 to 8, from west to east.

These data are published in Bernardi, G., R. Beldade, S.J. Holbrook and R.J. Schmitt. 2012. Full-sibs in cohorts of newly settled coral reef fishes. PloS One 7(9):e44953.

Publication Date: 2012
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Unlinked microsatellite markers
Data published in Table 1 of G. Bernardi et al., 2012. Microsatellite characteristics based on recruits (N = 181). Number of alleles (Na); and observed and expected heterozygocity (Ho (He)).
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Bernardi, Giacomo (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Associated Investigator) [  email ]
Associate: Beldade, Ricardo (University of Lisbon, Centro de Oceanografia)
Associate: Holbrook, Sally (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Co-Principal Investigator)
Associate: Schmitt, Russell (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Lead Principal Investigator)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Bernardi, G of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2012. MCR LTER: Genetics: Settlement dynamics in the three-spot damselfish, Dascyllus trimaculatus. knb-lter-mcr.16.11

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
MCR, LTER, French Polynesia, Moorea, Moorea Coral Reef
University of California Santa Barbara, California State University Northridge, NSF, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
Dascyllus trimaculatus, Microsatellites
LTER Controlled Vocabulary recruitment, genetics, fishes, marine, populations
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Mitochondrial DNA, Population genetics, Recruitment, Fishes, Tropical Fishes, Coral Reefs
KNB Marine
LTER Core Research Area Populations
MCR Core Activity Process-Oriented Field Studies
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics

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