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dc.contributor.authorŞeker, Perinçek Seçkinozan
dc.contributor.authorSelvi, Engin
dc.contributor.authorKankılıç, Teoman
dc.contributor.authorÇolak, Ercüment
dc.identifier.citationŞeker, P. S., Selvi, E., Kankılıç, T., & Çolak, E. (2018). Geographical distribution pattern of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b diversity in populations of Arvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758)(Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey as determined by PCR-RFLP, Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 70(1), 19-30en_US
dc.description.abstractArvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758) is a semiaquatic rodent living in and around wetland habitats covered by rich vegetation. It has a broad distribution in the Palearctic and three subspecies live in Turkey. In order to identify the geographical distribution of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b diversity in A. amphibius populations in Turkey, the restriction fragment length polymorphism method was applied. The digestion patterns of four restriction enzymes (Alu I, Rsa I, Sau3A I and EcoR V) in 100 samples of A. amphibius from 20 localities in Turkey brought out four mtDNA lineages [Thrace (THR), central Anatolia (CA), southern Anatolia (SA) and eastern Anatolia (EA)], each having high genetic diversity. In contrast to the three lineages in THR, CA and SA, respectively, corresponding to the known subspecies A. a. cernjavskii, A. a. persicus and A. a. hintoni, separate populations constituting the fourth A. amphibius lineage in EA were determined. The results proved that the variable topography and geomorphological conglomeration process of Anatolia lead to an allopatric differentiation and had a large impact on the appearance and shaping of intraspecific genetic variations in water voles. Moreover, the existing high genetic variability in Turkish water vole populations propounds the importance of Anatolia as a potential refuge in the Pleistocene.en_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Zoologyen_US
dc.subjectArvicola amphibiusen_US
dc.subjectMitochondrial DNAen_US
dc.subjectGenetic diversityen_US
dc.titleGeographical distribution pattern of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b diversity in populations of arvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey as determined by PCR-RFLPen_US
dc.relation.journalActa Zoologica Bulgaricaen_US
dc.departmentAÇÜ, Arhavi Meslek Yüksekokuluen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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