Nikoletta Karaiskou

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We present a reliable, time-saving, and cost-effective multiplex PCR assay for discriminating congeneric species. Three fish species of the genus Trachurus and two of the genus Mullus served as model cases. Our multiplex PCR method interrogates species-specific diagnostic mitochondrial single nucleotide polymorphisms (mtSNPs). We selected two sets of mtSNPs(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)
DNA-based methodologies are increasingly used successfully to elucidate cases of misidentification of adult individuals of fish species with morphological similarities. However, the problem of misidentification can arise even earlier than adulthood, between congeneric and even distantly related species with similar morphology in the early developmental(More)