P. Kasapidis

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The phylogeographic structure of the brown hare (Lepus europaeus) was studied by analysing mtDNA control region sequences of 98 individuals from continental and insular Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and northern Israel, together with 44 published sequences from Italy and central Europe. We found two distinct clades separated by an average nucleotide divergence(More)
The phylogenetic relationships among species of the Labeobarbus genus (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) which comprises large body-sized hexaploid taxa were inferred using complete cytochrome b mitochondrial gene sequences. Molecular data suggest two main evolutionary groups which roughly correspond to a Northern (Middle East and Northwest Africa) and a sub-Saharan(More)
Cyrtopodion kotschyi is a small gecko, widely distributed on the islands of the Aegean archipelago and the adjacent mainland. We unveiled the phylogeography of the species by using a portion of the cytochrome oxidase I mitochondrial DNA gene from 35 insular and mainland populations. The distinct geographic distribution of the major clades of the(More)
A common source of disturbance for coastal aquatic habitats is nutrient enrichment through anthropogenic activities. Although the water column bacterioplankton communities in these environments have been characterized in some cases, changes in α-diversity and/or the abundances of specific taxonomic groups across enriched habitats remain unclear. Here, we(More)
Eleven microsatellite loci were developed in the European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus, and tested in samples from two geographically distant populations (Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea). Number of alleles ranged from eight to 28 and observed heterozygosity from 0.440 to 0.920. There was no evidence of linkage disequilibrium, although two loci are indeed(More)
In this study we used genetic approaches to assess the influence of landscape features on the dispersal patterns and genetic structure of two newt species (Triturus macedonicus and Lissotriton vulgaris) living syntopically in a network of ponds. Multilocus genotypes were used to detect and measure genetic variation patterns, population genetic structure and(More)
The European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is, along with the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), one of the most extensively cultured species in European aquaculture productions. Massive mortalities may be caused by bacterial or viral infections in intensive aquaculture production. Evaluation of the efficacy of an oral vaccine against Vibrio anguillarum(More)
Eighteen microsatellite loci (13 di- and 5 tri-repeats) were isolated from swordfish and characterized in two populations from the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The number of alleles per locus ranged from two to 29 and the observed heterozygosity from 0.302 to 0.953. All but one locus conformed to Hardy-Weinberg expectations and there was no(More)
Eight polymorphic microsatellites were isolated from the Greek smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris graecus) using a microsatellite enrichment protocol and selective hybridization with a biotinylated (AC)(11) probe. The loci showed different variation patterns in a single breeding population (32 individuals) with mean number of alleles at 5.0 and mean observed(More)
Water frogs of the genus Pelophylax (previous Rana) species have been much studied in Europe for their outstanding reproductive mechanism in which sympatric hybridization between genetically distinct parental species produces diverse genetic forms of viable hybrid animals. The most common hybrid is P. esculentus that carries the genomes of both parental(More)