Elena Dmitrievna Zemlemerova

Elena Dmitrievna Zemlemerova
Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution · Laboratory for Microevolution of Mammals

PhD

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Introduction
Elena Dmitrievna Zemlemerova currently works at the Laboratory for Microevolution of Mammals, Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution. Elena does research in Zoology, Evolutionary Biology and Genetics. Their current project is 'The main steps of radiation and the formation of taxonomic diversity of the micromammalia in different latitudinal zones of Eurasia.'.

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Gerbillinae is the second largest subfamily (after Murinae) in the Muridae family comprising ~16 genera and more than a hundred species. Phylogenetic relationships among the main taxa of gerbils are still not fully understood. In particular, a major issue is the phylogenetic position of the monotypic genus Ammodillus (endemic to the Horn of Africa)...
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The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) has fascinated zoologists for at least half a century. It has also generated considerable biomedical interest not only because of its extraordinary longevity, but also because of unusual protective features (e.g. its tolerance of variable oxygen availability), which may be pertinent to several human diseas...
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Eastern Afromontane region is a well-known hotspot of biodiversity and endemism; however, the relationships between groups of organisms inhabiting different highland areas are still poorly understood. Herein, the phylogenetic relationship between endemic Crocidura from Ethiopia and Tanzania was assessed using mitochondrial and nuclear data. At the...
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The Tianshan birch mouse Sicista tianschanica is an endemic of the Central Asian mountains and has previously been shown to include several karyomorphs ("Terskey", "Talgar", "Dzungar"); however, the taxonomic status of these forms has remained uncertain. We examined the genetic variation in S. tianschanica based on historical DNA samples from museu...
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The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is used as an animal model in various studies, but not much is known on the genetic diversity of this animal. Here, on the basis of dataset collected from the most part of the distribution range of the naked mole-rat, we reconstruct phylogenetic relationships between its different lineages using mitochondr...
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Cytogenetic analysis revealed that naked mole-rat populations across whole species distribution range possess an identical chromosomal set (2N = 60; NF = 100) despite significant differences in mtDNA. Supposed chromosomal stability of this eusocial species is considered as a factor contributing to maintaining the genetic variability.
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Цитогенетический анализ кариотипов голого землекопа показал, что популяции из разных частей ареала этого вида, значительно отличающиеся по мтДНК, обладают одинаковым хромосомным на-бором (2N = 60; NF = 98). Предполагаемая стабильность хромосомного набора интерпретируется как фактор, способствующий поддержанию генетического разнообразия при эусоциал...
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The naked mole-rat Heterocephalus glaber is widespread in arid and semiarid areas of northeast Africa. It is endemic to the Somali-Masai biome and has a number of unique characteristics of its biology. Obviously, this could affect the structure of the genetic diversity of the species, which is insufficiently studied. For the first time, we conducte...
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Heterocephalus glaber является эндемиком сомали-масайского биома и обладает ря-дом уникальных черт. Нами впервые проведен сравнительный анализ последовательностей двух митохондриальных генов (цитохрома b и контрольного региона) этого вида из географических ло-калитетов, охватывающих значительную часть его ареала. Результаты исследования показали, ч...
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Phylogeny of birch mice is estimated using sequences of ten nuclear genes and one mitochondrial gene. Based on the results of tree reconstructions and molecular dating, five major lineages are recognized: “tianschanica,” “concolor,” “caudata,” “betulina,” and “caucasica.” It is established that the three latter lineages constitute a clade and that...
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For the first time all members of Sicista caucasica species complex were genotyped using one mitochondrial and five nuclear markers. We revealed that there are two lineages in the group: western (caucasica + kluchorica) and south-eastern (armenica + kazbegica). This phylogeographic pattern corresponds with recent findings on several other species o...
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The adaptation to a particular function could directly influence the morphological evolution of an anatomical structure as well as its rates. The humeral morphology of moles (subfamily Talpinae) is highly modified in response to intense burrowing and fully fossorial lifestyle. However, little is known of the evolutionary pathways that marked its di...
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A study of the Southeast Asian moles of the genus Euroscaptor based on a combined approach, viz. DNA sequence data combined with a multivariate analysis of cranial characters, has revealed a high cryptic diversity of the group. An analysis of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and five nuclear genes has revealed two deeply divergent clades: the wester...
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A study of the Southeast Asian moles of the genus Euroscaptor based on a combined approach, viz. DNA sequence data combined with a multivariate analysis of cranial characters, has revealed a high cryptic diversity of the group. An analysis of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and five nuclear genes has revealed two deeply divergent clades: the wester...
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A study of the Southeast Asian moles of the genus Euroscaptor based on a combined approach, viz. DNA sequence data combined with a multivariate analysis of cranial characters, has revealed a high cryptic diversity of the group. An analysis of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and five nuclear genes has revealed two deeply divergent clades: the wester...
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Using both nuclear and mitochondrial sequences, we demonstrate high genetic differentiation in the genus Talpa and confirm the existence of cryptic species in the Caucasus and Anatolia, namely, T. talyschensis Vereschagin, 1945, T. ognevi Stroganov, 1948, and Talpa ex gr. levantis. Our data support four clades in the genus Talpa that showed strong...
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The results of the first molecular study focused on the phylogenetic position of the Gansu mole, Scapanulus oweni are presented. The analysis based on sequences of the mitochondrial cytb gene and five nuclear genes supports the monophyly of the Scalopini tribe including S. oweni and shows that two highly fossorial talpid tribes, Talpini and Scalopi...
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Our understanding of the effect of Pleistocene climatic changes on the biodiversity of European mammals mostly comes from phylogeographical studies of non-subterranean mammals, whereas the influence of glaciation cycles on subterranean mammals has received little attention. The lack of data raises the question of how and to what extent the current...
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Modern views on the phylogeny and systematics ofAsian moles are based on the morphology of theirskull, teeth, and postcranial skeleton. However,because of rather scanty data often limited by individual specimens from several localities, the taxonomy ofEast Asian Talpidae is poorly developed. In addition,the use of the odontologic evidence for the m...

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