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Molecular phylogeny of the Cricetinae subfamily based on the mitochondrial cytochrome b and 12S rRNA genes and the nuclear vWF gene.
According to the data, Palaearctic hamsters fall into three distinct phylogenetic groups: Phodopus, Mesocricetus, and Cricetus-related species which evolved during the late Miocene about 7-12MY ago. Expand
Supraspecies relationships in the subfamily Arvicolinae (Rodentia, Cricetidae): An unexpected result of nuclear gene analysis
The close relationships observed for mole, gray, and steppe voles are unexpected and contradict the conventional views that Ellobiusini are an ancient group and are separate from all other voles on evidence of the extreme simplicity of their rooted molars and the peculiar structure of their skull and postcranial skeleton. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the genus Alticola (Cricetidae, Rodentia) as inferred from the sequence of the cytochrome b gene
Maximum likelihood, neighbor‐joining, maximum parsimony, and Bayesian phylogenetic analyses show that the genus Alticola does not appear to be a monophyletic group since the representatives of Aschizomys branch within Clethrionomys, whereas two other subgenera (Alticola and Platycranius) form a separate monophylettic clade. Expand
Molecular systematics and evolutionary biogeography of the genus Talpa (Soricomorpha: Talpidae).
The molecular systematics of the genus Talpa are assessed using the mitochondrial gene cytochrome b from eight of the nine extant species of Talpa moles to suggest a monophyletic origin and a common ancestor for the western European moles, suggesting a Miocene origin of the extant moles. Expand
Contrasting evolutionary history of hedgehogs and gymnures (Mammalia: Erinaceomorpha) as inferred from a multigene study
The first multilocus analysis of phylogenetic relationships among genera of Erinaceidae and estimated the split times between and within the two subfamilies is performed, producing a well-resolved molecular phylogeny. Expand
Karyotype evolution and phylogenetic relationships of hamsters (Cricetidae, Muroidea, Rodentia) inferred from chromosomal painting and banding comparison
Based on results of chromosome painting and G-banding, comparative maps between 20 rodent species have been established and demonstrate a high level of karyotype conservation among species in the Cricetus group with Tscherskia as its sister group. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the Asian lineage of vole genus Microtus (Rodentia: Arvicolinae) inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b sequence
The mitochondrial data support the species status of M. mongolicus as a member of Alexandromys but not of the Microtus arvalis group, thus being concordant with the cytogenetic data, and the maximum likelihood distance showed a tendency for a progressive underestimation of divergence and time for older splits. Expand
Out of Himalaya: the impact of past Asian environmental changes on the evolutionary and biogeographical history of Dipodoidea (Rodentia)
The reconstruction of ancestral areas and biogeographical events indicated that modern Dipodoidea originated in the Himalaya-Tibetan and Central Asian region, thus triggering the evolutionary history of Dipodoides. Expand
M 101 group galaxies
Based on archival Hubble Space Telescope images, we have performed stellar photometry for the galaxy M 101 and other neighboring galaxies located at a small angular distance from M 101 and havingExpand
Molecular phylogeny and systematics of Dipodoidea: a test of morphology‐based hypotheses
Molecular phylogeny and systematics of Dipodoidea: a test of morphology‐based hypotheses and the role of mitochondria in the tree-building process are tested. Expand