Mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms of the house mouse Mus musculus domesticus from Greece, focusing on the Robertsonian chromosomal system of north-west Peloponnese
Abstract:This study focused on the sequence variation in a mitochondrial region in house mice Mus musculus domesticus from chromosomally variable populations in the north-west Peloponnese, Greece. The mitochondrial molecular variation revealed was among the highest found so far for M. m. domesticus populations. The haplotype distribution pattern was rather complex. There was no clear differentiation between the populations characterized by Robertsonian chromosomes and standard all-acrocentric populations. There is therefore no indication that the Robertsonian populations were formed during a prolonged period of geographical isolation. © 2005 The Linnean Society of London, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2005, 84, 643–651.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Section of Animal Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patra, Rio, GR26500, Greece
Publication date: March 1, 2005