Genetic analysis of the noble crayfish Astacus astacus



With the first large-scale molecular study of noble crayfish the phylogeographic patterns of this species are investigated. The main question is: Do we find a differentiation of populations throughout Europe despite the extensive human translocation of noble crayfish? We conduct DNA-sequencing to identify regional haplotypes and microsatellite analysis to study the population structure. The genetic analysis may serve as a basis for conservation management plans.


Anne Schrimpf

Dr. Kathrin Theißinger