Reply to Birstein, DeSalle and Doukakis

Reply to Birstein, DeSalle and Doukakis Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 12: 109, 2002. © 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Roland Billard & Guillaume Lecointre Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Laboratoire d’lchtyologie, 43 rue Cuvier, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France Accepted 4 November 2002 In their note Drs. Birstein, DeSalle and Doukakis clear, that this claim refers to hybridization between gave additional information and clarified the origin an A. ruthenus female and H. huso male. We accept of the material they used in their sturgeon phylogeny the point that there is no report in nature of A. r.x study. We have suggested (Billard and Lecointre, H. h. hybrid which would possess A. ruthenus mtDNA 2001) that the position of Huso huso in the mtDNA material. We still think that the phylogenetic position tree may have resulted from hybridization between of Huso inferred from mitochondrial data remains to Acipenser ruthenus and H. huso: the specimens be tested with nuclear genes. sampled for the molecular phylogeny would have had a morphology close to Huso huso while retaining mitochondria from their A. ruthenus mother. Hybrids References between H. huso and A. ruthenus have been reported Billard, R. and Lecointre, G. (2001) Biology and conservation of Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

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