Biology Bulletin

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 80–83 | Cite as

Detection of the mitochondrial DNA haplotype characteristic of the least cisco (Coregonus sardinella, Valenciennes, 1848) in the vendace (C. albula, Linnaeus, 1758) population of Vodlozero (the Baltic Sea Basin)

  • E. A. BorovikovaEmail author
  • A. A. Makhrov
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Analysis of the nucleotide sequence of the ND-1 gene fragment of mitochondrial DNA in the vendace population in Lake Vodlozero (the eastern part of the Baltic Sea basin) revealed a sequence variant that is closely related to that of the least cisco of Siberia (the Indigirka River). Thus, together with the results of morphological and allozyme analysis of this population performed earlier, the results obtained in this study are suggestive of the expansion of the least cisco to the Baltic Sea basin during the last glaciation.


Biology Bulletin Volga River Basin Coregonus Albula Composite Haplotype Pechora River Basin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Papanin Institute of the Biology of Inland WatersRussian Academy of SciencesBorok, Yaroslavl RegionRussia
  2. 2.Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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