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Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art and future challenges
Greater international cooperation using standardized protocols and methods to monitor and manage European freshwater mussel diversity will not only help conserve this vulnerable group but also, through the protection of these important organisms, will offer wider benefits to freshwater ecosystems. Expand
Genetic subdivision, glacial refugia and postglacial recolonization in the golden‐striped salamander, Chioglossa lusitanica (Amphibia: Urodela)
The golden‐striped salamander (Chioglossa lusitanica) is an ecologically specialized species, endemic to north‐western Iberia, which is consistent with the following hypotheses: subdivision of an ancestral range of the species prior to the middle Pleistocene, secondary contact between populations representing historical refugia, and loss of genetic variation through founder effects during range expansion across major rivers. Expand
Comparative phylogeography of salmonid fishes (Salmonidae) reveals late to post‐Pleistocene exchange between three now‐disjunct river basins in Siberia
Data support relatively recent hydrological mixing of the major river drainage systems in eastern and far-eastern Siberia, and support the thesis that environmental differences rather than historical contingency may be responsible for the faunal dissimilarities of the Amur, Lena, and Enisei river basins. Expand
Phylogeny of the most species-rich freshwater bivalve family (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae): Defining modern subfamilies and tribes.
This study presents the most comprehensive phylogeny to date of the larger Unionida family, i.e., the Unionidae, based on a combined dataset of 1032bp (COI+28S) of 70 species in 46 genera, with 7 of this genera being sequenced for the first time. Expand
mtDNA sequence data supports an Asian ancestry and single introduction of the common carp into the Danube Basin
The results support an Asian origin and single introduction or domestication event leading to the present diversity of common carp in Europe, as well as the ornamental Japanese koi. Expand
Identification of reproductively isolated lineages of Amur grayling (Thymallus grubii Dybowski 1869): concordance between phenotypic and genetic variation
We analysed variation at maternally (mitochondrial DNA control region sequences) and bi‐parentally (10 microsatellites) inherited genetic markers, as well as across 12 meristic characters in 7Expand
Lagrangian transport pathways in the northeast Atlantic and their environmental impact
This study focused on mapping the general transport pathways of the northeast Atlantic Ocean by using the Regional Oceanic Modeling System to calculate ocean current velocity components (u, v, w),Expand
The evolutionary history of sharp- and blunt-snouted lenok (Brachymystax lenok (Pallas, 1773)) and its implications for the paleo-hydrological history of Siberia
Sharp- and blunt-snouted lenok have apparently undergone a long, independent, and demographically dynamic evolutionary history in Siberia, supporting their recognition as two good biological species. Expand
Comparative mtDNA sequence (control region, ATPase 6 and NADH-1) divergence in Hucho taimen (Pallas) across four Siberian river basins
Clear phylogeographic structure was seen at a large geographic scale, reflected by two phylogroups, one corresponding to the Amur and Lena basins, and the other to the Enisei and Khatanga basins. Expand
The Ponto-Caspian quagga mussel, Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov, 1897), invades Great Britain
It can be assumed that quagga mussels will cause similar widespread ecological and economic harm in Britain as has been experienced in invaded regions of Western Europe and North America. Expand