Genetic divergence of sympatric charrs of the genus Salvelinus from Nachikinskoe Lake (Kamchatka)

Genetic divergence of sympatric charrs of the genus Salvelinus from Nachikinskoe Lake (Kamchatka) We studied genetic differentiation of two charr species, Dolly Varden Salvelinus malma malma Walbaum and resident lacustrine charr Salvelinus sp., which sympatrically inhabit Nachikinskoe Lake (the Bol’shaya River basin) in southwestern Kamchatka Peninsula. Using restriction analysis (RFLP), three mitochondrial DNA fragments (ND1/ND2, ND5/ND6, and Cyt b/D-loop) amplified in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were compared. The divergence of the mtDNA sequences between Salvelinus sp. and S. malma malma was 2.8%; Salvelinus sp. and S. taranetzi, 0.36%; Salvelinus sp. and S. krogiusae, 0.21%; Salvelinus sp. and S. alpinus, 3.0%. These results point to reproductive isolation of charrs in Nachikinskoe Lake and support the earlier suggestion on a close relationship between Salvelinus sp., S. taranetzi, and S. krogiusae. Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Genetic divergence of sympatric charrs of the genus Salvelinus from Nachikinskoe Lake (Kamchatka)

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Biomedicine; Human Genetics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Microbial Genetics and Genomics
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