Metapopulation patterns of additive and nonadditive genetic variance in the sea bass ( Dicentrarchus labrax )

Type Article
Date 2017-04
Language English
Author(s) Guinand Bruno1, 2, Vandeputte Marc3, 4, Dupont-Nivet Mathilde3, Vergnet Alain4, Haffray Pierrick5, Chavanne Herve6, Chatain Beatrice4
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Montpellier, Dept Biol Ecol, Montpellier, France.
2 : UMR CNRS IRD EPHE Inst Sci Evolut Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
3 : INRA UMR1313 GABI, Jouy En Josas, France.
4 : IFREMER, UMR 9190, Marine Biodivers Exploitat & Conservat, Palavas Les Flots, France.
5 : SYSAAF, Campus Beaulieu, Rennes, France.
6 : Ist Sperimentale Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rivolta Dadda, Italy.
Source Ecology And Evolution (2045-7758) (Wiley), 2017-04 , Vol. 7 , N. 8 , P. 2777-2790
DOI 10.1002/ece3.2832
WOS© Times Cited 9
Keyword(s) additive and nonadditive variance, Darwin's corollary, heterosis, mito-nuclear epistasis, pleiotropy
Abstract Describing and explaining the geographic within-species variation in phenotypes (“phenogeography”) in the sea over a species distribution range is central to our understanding of a variety of eco-evolutionary topics. However, phenogeographic studies that have a large potential to investigate adaptive variation are overcome by phylogeographic studies, still mainly focusing on neutral markers. How genotypic and phenotypic data could covary over large geographic scales remains poorly understood in marine species. We crossed 75 noninbred sires (five origins) and 26 dams (two origins; each side of a hybrid zone) in a factorial diallel cross in order to investigate geographic variation for early survival and sex ratio in the metapopulation of the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), a highly prized marine fish species. Full-sib families (N = 1,950) were produced and reared in a common environment. Parentage assignment of 7,200 individuals was performed with seven microsatellite markers. Generalized linear models showed significant additive effects for both traits and pleiotropy between traits. A significant nonadditive genetic effect was detected. Different expression of traits and distinct relative performances were found for reciprocal crosses involving populations located on each side of the main hybrid zone located at the Almeria-Oran front, illustrating asymmetric reproductive isolation. The poor fitness performance observed for the Western Mediterranean population of sea bass is discussed as it represents the main source of seed hatchery production, but also because it potentially illustrates nonadaptive introgression and maladaptation.
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Guinand Bruno, Vandeputte Marc, Dupont-Nivet Mathilde, Vergnet Alain, Haffray Pierrick, Chavanne Herve, Chatain Beatrice (2017). Metapopulation patterns of additive and nonadditive genetic variance in the sea bass ( Dicentrarchus labrax ). Ecology And Evolution, 7(8), 2777-2790. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :