Nikoletta Karaiskou

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Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region sequences were determined in 54 unrelated Greeks, coming from different regions in Greece, for both segments HVR-I and HVR-II. Fifty-two different mtDNA haplotypes were revealed, one of which was shared by three individuals. A very low heterogeneity was found among Greek regions. No one cluster of lineages was(More)
High-resolution analysis for population genetic and functional studies requires the use of large numbers of polymorphic markers. The recent increase of available genetic tools is facilitated by the use of publicly available expressed sequence tag (EST) sequence databases that are a valuable resource for identifying gene-linked markers. In the present study,(More)
The genetic diversity of Greek wild and farmed populations of Sparus aurata was investigated using seven microsatellite markers. Selective breeding programmes and founder effects have altered the composition of farmed populations leading to significant population differentiation between wild and cultured populations and lower allelic richness in farmed(More)
MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study is the first to apply DNA barcoding on identifying 37 freshwater fish species from the rich Balkan ichthyofauna. RESULTS The results are highly successful since in most cases barcodes cluster according to species, in agreement with morphological taxonomic studies. This is also evident based on mean conspecific and(More)
By taking advantage of a recently developed reference marker set for avian genome analysis we have constructed a gene-based genetic map of the collared flycatcher, an important "ecological model" for studies of life-history evolution, sexual selection, speciation, and quantitative genetics. A pedigree of 322 birds from a natural population was genotyped for(More)
A double-DNA approach was developed to discriminate the three Trachurus species that abide in European waters: T. trachurus, T. mediterraneus, and T. picturatus. The analysis aimed at both mitochondrial and nuclear loci. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) amplification of the cytochrome b gene of mtDNA was followed by restriction analysis with three(More)
DNA analysis of hake products commercialized in southern European (Spanish and Greek) market chains have demonstrated more than 30% mislabeling, on the basis of species substitution. Tails and fillets were more mislabeled than other products, such as slices and whole pieces. African species were substitute species for products labeled as American and(More)
The genetic identification and the phylogenetic relationships of 3 European species of the genus Trachurus (T. trachurus, T. mediterraneus, and T. picturatus) across their geographical distribution, have been investigated by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Both cytochrome b and 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analysis revealed the existence of several(More)
Microsatellite loci comprise an important part of eukaryotic genomes. Their applications in biology as genetic markers are related to numerous fields ranging from paternity analyses to construction of genetic maps and linkage to human disease. Existing software solutions which offer pattern discovery algorithms for the correct identification and downstream(More)
Caseins are widely used for species identification of dairy products. Isoelectric focusing (IEF) of para-κ-casein peptide is used as the official German method for the differentiation between caprine (isoform A) and ovine (isoform B) dairy products, based on their different isoelectric points. The discrimination between Greek goat and ewe dairy products(More)