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Research Article

Conservation Genetics of a Critically Endangered Limpet Genus and Rediscovery of an Extinct Species

  • Diarmaid Ó Foighil mail,

    diarmaid@umich.edu

    Affiliation: Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Jingchun Li,

    Affiliation: Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Taehwan Lee,

    Affiliation: Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Paul Johnson,

    Affiliation: Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center, Marion, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Ryan Evans,

    Affiliation: Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Frankfort, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • John B. Burch

    Affiliation: Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: May 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020496

About the Authors

Diarmaid Ó Foighil, Jingchun Li, Taehwan Lee, John B. Burch
Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Paul Johnson
Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center, Marion, Alabama, United States of America
Ryan Evans
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Frankfort, Kentucky, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: diarmaid@umich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DÓF JL TL PJ RE. Performed the experiments: JL TL PJ RE. Analyzed the data: JL TL PJ RE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DÓF PJ RE. Wrote the paper: DÓF. Identified Rhodacmea filosa: JB.