The genetic structure of Zootoca vivipara (Lichtenstein, 1823) populations did not support the existence of a north - south corridor of the VB haplogroup in eastern Hungary

Balázs Velekei, Ferenc Lakatos, Péter Bíró, Éva Ács, Miklós Puky

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Abstract

The Eurasian common lizard, Zootoca vivipara (Lichtenstein, 1823) has seven haplogroups. A northsouth corridor of the VB haplogroup across eastern Hungary and western Romania has recently been suggested. We tested this hypothesis by sequencing a fragment (appr. 400 bp) of the protein encoding cytochrome b gene of the mtDNA. All four previously known haplogroups were detected in the country but along the eastern border with Romania only the VU haplogroup was found. As such, either the proposed corridor is narrower and lies further to the east, in Romania, or the haplogroup distribution area is discontinuous between eastern Slovakia - western Ukraine and the Balkan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
JournalNorth-Western Journal of Zoology
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Distribution
  • Haplogroup
  • Hungary
  • Zootoca vivipara

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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