The nucleotide sequence (572 bp) of the cytochrome b gene of the common shrew Sorex araneus was analyzed. In total, 92 animals of five chromosome races from 12 localities were studied. The median haplotype network has a pronounced star-like structure. The central haplotype common for all samples, except for the southern island sample of the race Sok, accounts for about 36%. The main characteristics of molecular variation in our work correspond to those obtained in other studies. We revealed the lack of a correlation between the genetic and geographic distances and also population structurization of the species. On the basis of variation of the haplotypes in the samples, a scenario of colonization of the postglacial territories by females of one or several close matrilines with subsequent rapid subdivision of the population into independent populations is discussed.
Russian Journal of Genetics – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 16, 2011
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