At the edge and on the top: molecular identification and ecology of Daphnia dentifera and D. longispina in high-altitude Asian lakes

@article{Mst2012AtTE,
  title={At the edge and on the top: molecular identification and ecology of Daphnia dentifera and D. longispina in high-altitude Asian lakes},
  author={Markus M{\"o}st and Adam Petrusek and Ruben Sommaruga and Petr Jan Jura{\vc}ka and Miroslav Slusarczyk and M. G. Manca and Piet Spaak},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={715},
  pages={51-62}
}
The occurrence of members of the highly diverse Daphnia longispina complex in Southern and Central Asian high-mountain lakes has been recognized for more than a century. Until now, however, no molecular data have been available for these populations inhabiting the “Roof of the World.” Here, we present the first identification for D. gr. longispina from that region based on a molecular phylogeny. Our findings show that alpine lakes in the Pamir and Himalaya mountains host populations of… CONTINUE READING
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