Russian Journal of Genetics

, 47:1132

Genetic and morphological variation in a partially isolated population of Caucasian shrew Sorex satunini (Mammalia)

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DOI: 10.1134/S1022795411090067

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Grigoryeva, O.O. & Sycheva, V.B. Russ J Genet (2011) 47: 1132. doi:10.1134/S1022795411090067


Morphological and genetic variation at microsatellite loci of Caucasian shrew Sorex satunini Ogn. is examined and compared with that of the common shrew S. araneus L. Genetic distance at microsatellite loci between the common shrew and Caucasian shrew proved to be threefold higher than between chromosome races of the common shrew. The Caucasian shrew manifested low polymorphism in studies of both microsatellites and morphometric mandibular traits. The heterozygote deficit was also typical. These properties may be a consequence of partial isolation of the population and gene drift.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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