Alexander E. Balakirev

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Based on molecular data for mitochondrial (Cyt b, COI) and nuclear (IRBP, GHR) genes, and morphological examinations of museum specimens, we examined diversity, species boundaries, and relationships within and between the murine genera Chiromyscus and Niviventer. Phylogenetic patterns recovered demonstrate that Niviventer sensu lato is not monophyletic but(More)
In this work the genetic variability of the common shrew populations Sorex araneus L. in Eastern Europe was studied via mitochondrial gene cyt b sequencing. A total of 82 sequences of the mitochondrial gene cyt b with a length of 953 basepairs were analyzed, including five chromosome races in a continuous natural area in forest zone and two races which(More)
The taxonomic position of enigmatic pygmy dormouse Typhlomys (Rodentia: Platacanthomyidae) from Vietnam is reconsidered based on both morphology and sequence data. The analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear genes has shown that the pygmy dormouse from Lao Cai Province of northern Vietnam belongs to a distinct phylogenetic lineage of Typhlomys. The DNA(More)
Microsatellite and mtDNA markers have been used to identify two pairs of cryptic species Sorex araneus L. (Sorex satunini Ogn.) and Sorex minutus L. (S. volnuchini Ogn.). The new data were obtained on the distribution of these species on the plain between the Don and Kuban rivers. The shrew S. volnuchini and Caucasian mole are distributed on the plain areas(More)
The central position in the division belongs to genera of Leopoldamys and Niviventer, which includes 6 and 17 species, respecc tively; the other genera are monotypic. Based on mitoo chondrial and nuclear genes phylogenetic analysis, the division Dacnomys is a monophyletic group [2] closely related to the divisions Rattus and Maxomys. Recently, genetic and(More)
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