Genomics-Based Phylogenetic and Population Genetic Analysis of Global Samples Confirms Halophila johnsonii Eiseman as Halophila ovalis (R.Br.) Hook.f. (ID426)

Description: Manuscript from Frontiers in Marine Science that provides rationale that the seagrass species previously thought to be the unique taxon Halophila johnsonii is actually a clone of the broadly distributed Indo-Pacific species H. ovalis. Research published in this paper was funded by NMFS-SERO and results will likely lead to a change in the Endangered Species Act listing status of H. johnsonii.

ID: ID426 Info. Type: ISI

Estimated Dissemination Date of Peer Review Report: 10/1/2021 (peer review started 9/1/2021)

Estimated Dissemination Date Final Work Product: 10/29/2021

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Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Queen conch biology, population dynamics, ecology, threats and other relevant discipline (e.g., analytical and connectivity modeling techniques) as well as ESA policy. Public comments are addressed in the draft provided to peer reviewers, but specific comments will not be provided.

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