Phylogeography of southern Asian Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma krascheninnikovi: Genealogical analysis of mitochondrial DNA

Phylogeography of southern Asian Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma krascheninnikovi:... Phylogeography of southern Asian Dolly Varden char was studied using the data on mtDNA variation (regions ND1/ND2, ND5/ND6, and Cytb/D loop) obtained using PCR-RFLP analysis. Analysis of contemporary population genetic structure showed that Salvelinus malma krascheninnikovi throughout the whole species range was characterized by high population differentiation in combination with rather small differences between the populations from remote regions. The genealogy of mtDNA haplotypes was reconstructed and nested clade analysis of geographical distances was performed. Geographical distribution of mtDNA haplotypes of S. m. krascheninnikovi was explained by population genetic processes (restricted gene flow), as well as by historical demographic events (range expansion and fragmentation). It was demonstrated that the main demographic events were associated with cyclic processes of the geological formation of the Sea of Japan and adjacent territories. Furthermore, genealogical tree of S. m. krascheninnikovi contained the traces of secondary contact between isolated phylogeographical lineages. Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Phylogeography of southern Asian Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma krascheninnikovi: Genealogical analysis of mitochondrial DNA

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