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Morteza Naderi

Morteza Naderi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7578-4159
Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Agriculture and Environment
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
Mitochondrial evidence indicates a shallow phylogeographic structure for Jaculus blanfordi (Murray, 1884) populations (Rodentia: Dipodidae)
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Blanford’s jerboa, Jaculus, Middle Asia, Middle East, phylogeography
Year
2017
Journal Turkish Journal of Zoology
DOI
Researchers ekaterina melnikova ، Morteza Naderi

Abstract

Our study was performed on the phylogeographic structure of Blanford’s jerboa (Jaculus blanfordi (Murray, 1884)) collected from nine localities in Iran, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and was based on mitochondrial evidence indicating a slight phylogeographic divergence among the populations. We aimed to amplify two frequently used mitochondrial markers, cytochrome b (cyt b) and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) fragments, from 33 specimens obtained from the abovementioned countries. Our phylogeographic analyses uncovered two distinct groups, thus supporting the presence of two subspecies: J. b. blanfordi in Iran and J. b. turcmenicus in northern Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Finally, we discuss the intraspecies genetic structure of Blanford’s jerboa in relation to the biogeography of the Middle East and Middle Asia