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

  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},
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
5 Citations
59 References
Similar Papers


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 59 references

Morphological differentiation, mitochondrial and nuclear DNA variability between geographically distant populations of Daphnia galeata and Daphnia cucullata (Anomopoda, Daphniidae)

  • E. I. Zuykova, A. S. Semenova, N. A. Bochkarev, A. V. Katokhin
  • Journal of Siberian
  • 2010
Highly Influential
10 Excerpts

Lake cadastre of Khumbu Himal Region: geographical–geological–limnological data base

  • G. A. Tartari, P. Panzani, L. Adreani, A. Ferrero, C. De Vito
  • Memorie dell’ Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia
  • 1998
Highly Influential
13 Excerpts

High altitude lakes in Mt. Everest region

  • H. Löffler
  • Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung fu…
  • 1969
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

On the Crustacean fauna of Central Asia II

  • G. O. Sars
  • Annuaire du Musée Zoologique de l’Academie…
  • 1903
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

Mitochondrial sequence variation suggests extensive cryptic diversity within the Western Palearctic Daphnia longispina complex

  • A. Petrusek, A. Thielsch, K. Schwenk
  • Limnology and Oceanography,
  • 2012
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

A taxonomic reappraisal of the European Daphnia longispina complex (Crustacea, Cladocera, Anomopoda)

  • A. Petrusek, A. Hobæk, +4 authors K. Schwenk
  • Zoologica Scripta
  • 2008
Highly Influential
12 Excerpts

Daphnia in the Tatra Mountain lakes: multiple colonisation and hidden species diversity revealed by molecular markers

  • A. Petrusek, M. Černý, J. Mergeay, K. Schwenk
  • Fundamental and Applied Limnology
  • 2007
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…