The Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida has developed a website to facilitate marine turtle population genetic studies. As the number of laboratories conducting marine turtle genetics research increases and the chances for duplicating sequence designations increases, the coordination for identifying, naming, and cataloging sequence patterns becomes more critical.
Marine Turtle DNA Sequences
In an effort to facilitate this coordination and to avoid the confusion of duplication of sequence designations in publications, we have established this website for listing DNA sequence patterns. Please note that this is not a substitute for submitting sequences to GenBank or EMBL but rather as a focal point for sea turtle researchers. Also, posting DNA sequences on this website will not compromise your ability to publish your genetic findings in the peer-reviewed literature. The website only presents the haplotype sequence and the ocean basin, not whether the sequence is from a rookery or foraging ground and not its frequency.
Request for Participation
We urge all researchers in this field to participate in this project. Please submit your sequences (and citations as appropriate) to us, and we will include them in the appropriate tables.
- Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) mtDNA control region sequences: Atlantic and Mediterranean (PDF)
- Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) mtDNA control region sequences (380 bp): Atlantic and Mediterranean (PDF)
- Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) mtDNA control region sequences (>800 bp): Atlantic and Mediterranean (PDF)
For further information
Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research
PO Box 118525
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611 USA