Andrej Danilovich Kukhlevsky

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The congruence between molecular markers, identifying the presence of the Y chromosome, and secondary sexual characters was examined in Asian populations of five Pacific salmon species: pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), chum salmon (O. keta), sockeye salmon (O. nerka), chinook salmon (O. tschawytscha), and sima (O. masou). It was demonstrated that in(More)
Long-term changes in the sex ratio have been studied in pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha and chum salmon (O. keta) populations of Kamchatka and Sakhalin. It has been demonstrated that these changes are an adaptation to population dynamics: an increase in the population size is accompanied by a shift towards a higher proportion of males; a decrease in(More)
A disease caused by a parasitic dinoflagellate of the genus Hematodinium was identified in red, Paralithodes camtschaticus, and blue, Paralithodes platypus, king crabs from the north-east region of the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, during annual stock surveys. No carapace color change was observed even in heavily infected crabs, but diseased crabs possessed(More)
Relationships of seven species of smelts (family Osmeridae) inhabiting Russian waters were analyzed on the basis of nucleotide sequence divergence of cytb, COI and intron 1 of rpS7 genes. Nuclear sequence divergence between the species within of the genera Osmerus, Mallotus and Hypomesus was 1.6–2.6, 2.9 and 6.6–11.8 %, respectively, and mitochondrial(More)
The taxonomic composition of bacteria associated with the proboscis worm Cephalothrix simula was studied and screening of the tetrodotoxin (TTX)-producing bacteria was carried out using confocal laser scanning microscopy and polyclonal antibodies. Bacterial isolates were identified using the 16S rRNA gene sequencing and phenotypic characteristics. A(More)
In this work, the ultrastructural features and taxonomic position of the green microalga infesting the horse mussel Modiolus modiolus from the north-western Pacific (Vityaz Bay, Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan) are reported. Mussels were collected monthly from May to September of 2009. In different months, the prevalence of mussels with green tissues was(More)
The effects of Coccomyxa sp. infestation on the reproductive characteristics of the horse mussel Modiolus modiolus from the north-western Pacific (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan) are demonstrated in this study. The mussels were collected monthly from May to September of 2009, and the prevalence of females and males with green tissues was 39% and 47%,(More)
The congruence between secondary sexual characters and molecular markers, linked to the Ychromosome was examined in Asian populations of five Pacific salmon species of the genus Oncorhynchus. Our results support the existence of discrepancy between secondary sexual characters and sex-linked molecular markers in all species examined, which suggests the(More)
The mtDNA divergence was examined in some families of anadromous and semi-anadromous fish. Heterogeneous distribution of the divergence values along the scale was demonstrated. Statistically significantly higher number of the species pairs were characterized by divergence values ranging from 2 to 4% and 5 to 12% of nucleotide substitutions. These results(More)
Smelts of the genus Osmerus, O. eperlanus and O. mordax dentes, inhabiting the basins of the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific oceans were investigated using RFLP analysis of the mitochondrial DNA segments A8/A6/COIII/ND3 and ND3/ND4, and sequencing of the cytb and COI genes (mtDNA), and intron 1 of the rpS7 gene (nDNA). A total of 14 samples from the(More)