First mtDNA sequencing of Volga and Ob basin taimen Hucho taimen: European populations stem from a late Pleistocene expansion of H. taimen out of western Siberia and are not intermediate to Hucho hucho.

Abstract

New concatenated mtDNA sequences (three genes; n = 22) of Siberian taimen Hucho taimen primarily from west Siberian and European regions of the species' range were added to 12 previously published sequences to provide a phylogeographic overview of the species. European samples show only very minor divergence from west Siberian populations, supporting a late Pleistocene expansion from Siberia into the Urals, with no particular relation to the Danube River basin huchen Hucho hucho as once hypothesized. The disjunct distribution of the genus is most likely based on an early Pleistocene vicariant event.

DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12428

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@article{Mari2014FirstMS, title={First mtDNA sequencing of Volga and Ob basin taimen Hucho taimen: European populations stem from a late Pleistocene expansion of H. taimen out of western Siberia and are not intermediate to Hucho hucho.}, author={S. Mari{\vc} and Sergey S. Alekseyev and Ale{\vs} Snoj and Oleg V. Askeyev and Igor V. Askeyev and Steven J . Weiss}, journal={Journal of fish biology}, year={2014}, volume={85 2}, pages={530-9} }