Comparative chromosome and mitochondrial DNA analyses and phylogenetic relationships within common voles (Microtus, Arvicolidae)

@article{Mazurok2001ComparativeCA,
  title={Comparative chromosome and mitochondrial DNA analyses and phylogenetic relationships within common voles (Microtus, Arvicolidae)},
  author={Nina A. Mazurok and Nadezhda V. Rubtsova and Albina A. Isaenko and Marina E. Pavlova and Sergey Ya. Slobodyanyuk and Tatyana B. Nesterova and Suren M Zakian},
  journal={Chromosome Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={9},
  pages={107-120}
}
The four species of common voles within the genus Microtus – M. kirgisorum, M. transcaspicus, M. arvalis, and M. rossiaemeridionalis – are so closely related that neither morphological features nor paleontological evidence allow clarification of their phylogeny. Analysis of vole karyotypes and mitochondrial DNA sequences, therefore, is essential for determining their phylogenetic relationships. A comparison of high resolution GTG-banding patterns allows us to ascertain the similarity between… CONTINUE READING