Dataset: Population genetics (allozymes) of the prawn Penaeus monodon in Australian waters


A study of the population genetics of the prawn Penaeus monodon in northern and eastern Australian waters. Variations in gene frequencies of allozymes and common proteins (GPI,LGG,LT-1,MDH-1,MDH-2,MPI,PGDH,PGM) were used to estimate connectivity and dispersal between populations which range through locations in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. Statistical analyses and clustering procedures were carried out.

Collection of samples were from 7 locations throughout the species range in Australia: Clarence River, Townsville, Cairns, Weipa, Melville Island, Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, De Grey River.

A later study was conducted on South Afican samples, see separate metadata record.

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