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Back to the Suture: The Distribution of Intraspecific Genetic Diversity in and Around Anatolia
- R. Bilgin
- Environmental ScienceInternational journal of molecular sciences
- 20 June 2011
In this review, the molecular genetic studies undertaken in Anatolia in the last decade, for 29 species of plants and animals, are examined to determine general phylogeographic patterns, which suggest Anatolia may be a center of diversity for the surrounding regions.
Turkey's globally important biodiversity in crisis
Antipodean white sharks on a Mediterranean walkabout? Historical dispersal leads to genetic discontinuity and an endangered anomalous population
- Chrysoula Gubili, R. Bilgin, L. Noble
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 June 2011
Historical long-distance dispersal and potential founder effects are invoked to explain the anomalous relationships of this isolated ‘sink’ population, highlighting the present vulnerability of its nursery grounds.
A new species of the Miniopterus schreibersii species complex (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) from the Maghreb Region, North Africa.
It is shown that a new cryptic species from the Maghreb region, Miniopterus maghrebensis sp.
Phylogeography of the Greater Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae), in Southeastern Europe and Anatolia, with a Specific Focus on Whether the Sea of Marmara is a…
Investigating the mitochondrial genetic differentiation of the greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum in southeastern Europe and Anatolia indicated a suture zone in central Anatolia, similar to those recorded in other animal species, showing the presence of more than one refugium within the region.
Mitochondrial DNA signatures at different spatial scales: from the effects of the Straits of Gibraltar to population structure in the meridional serotine bat (Eptesicus isabellinus)
The results suggest that E. isabellinus may have dispersed from western Andalusia into northern Morocco after the last glacial period and that the Straits of Gibraltar are neither an impediment to dispersal nor a cause of genetic differentiation.
Regionally and climatically restricted patterns of distribution of genetic diversity in a migratory bat species, Miniopterus schreibersii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)
- R. Bilgin, A. Karataş, Emrah Çoraman, T. Disotell, J. Morales
- BiologyBMC Evolutionary Biology
- 18 July 2008
A scenario showing how multiple biotic and abiotic events including glacial periods, climate and historical dispersal patterns complemented each other in causing regional and local differentiation within a species is described.
Molecular ecology and phylogeography of the bent‐wing bat complex (Miniopterus schreibersii) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Asia Minor and adjacent regions
The presence of the genetically distinct lineages, with allopatric distribution and corresponding morphometric differences, probably reflects their long isolation during the ice‐age in the Balkans and the Caspian/Caucasus refugia, followed subsequently by expansion into different habitats.
Phylogeographic analysis of Anatolian bats highlights the importance of the region for preserving the Chiropteran mitochondrial genetic diversity in the Western Palaearctic
- Emrah Çoraman, A. Furman, A. Karataş, R. Bilgin
- Biology, Environmental ScienceConservation Genetics
- 23 June 2013
Comparing the phylogeographic patterns of different taxa indicates that three regions, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the southern Anatolia, harbour genetically divergent populations and should have higher priority in conservation practices.
Syntopic Occurrence in Turkey Supports Separate Species Status for Miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii and M. schreibersii pallidus (Mammalia: Chiroptera)
It is shown that the three caves host individuals of both taxa by using mitochondrial DNA, nuclear DNA and morphometric analyses, providing the final line of evidence to date, for designation of M. s.