Aurélie Johanet

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Species that overlap over a large part of their range and habitat requirements are challenging for the study of speciation and hybridization. In this respect, the study of broadscale introgressive hybridization has raised recent interest. Here we studied hybridization between two closely related amphibians Lissotriton helveticus and Lissotriton vulgaris(More)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes code for proteins that play a critical role in the immune system response. The MHC genes are among the most polymorphic genes in vertebrates, presumably due to balancing selection. The two MHC classes appear to differ in the rate of evolution, but the reasons for this variation are not well understood. Here,(More)
Reproductive character displacement is commonly described as larger phenotypic differences between species living in sympatry rather than in allopatry. We investigated this phenomenon on two amphibians found in their contact zone where syntopic and allotopic sites alternate. To test the effect of syntopy with Lissotriton vulgaris on the Lissotriton(More)
We have developed eight di- and tetranucleotide Lissotriton microsatellite markers. Eight loci were polymorphic in the palmate newt Lissotriton helveticus and six were polymorphic in the smooth newt L. vulgaris. Polymorphism detected in 33 and 37 individuals per species ranged from 3 to 15 alleles. These markers are suitable for the investigation of(More)
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