Hamid Reza Ghanavi

Hamid Reza Ghanavi
Lund University | LU · Department of Biology

PhD

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Introduction
Hamid Reza Ghanavi currently works at the Department of Biology, Lund University. Hamid does research in Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Biology. Their current project is 'Phylogeny of Neotropical Geometridae.'
Additional affiliations
June 2016 - present
Lund University
Position
  • Researcher
March 2013 - June 2016
National Museum of Natural Sciences MNCN-CSIC
Position
  • Researcher
October 2007 - April 2008
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (18)
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The Middle East contains a great diversity of Capoeta species, but their taxonomy remains poorly described. We used mitochondrial history to examine diversity of the algae-scraping cyprinid Capoeta in Iran, applying the species-delimiting approaches General Mixed Yule-Coalescent (GMYC) and Poisson Tree Process (PTP) as well as haplotype network ana...
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Our study aims to investigate the relationships of the major lineages within the moth family Geometridae, with a focus on the poorly studied Oenochrominae-Desmobathrinae complex, and to translate some of the results into a coherent subfamilial and tribal level classification for the family. We analyzed a molecular dataset of 1,206 Geometroidea term...
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This is an annotated checklist of all recognized and named taxa of freshwater fishes of Iran, documenting recent changes and controversies in nomenclature, and including primary synonyms, updated from the Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. (2015b) checklist. We provide an updated comprehensive listing of taxonomy, diagnostic and meristic characters, names, an...
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Models estimate that up to 80% of all butterfly and moth species host vertically transmitted endosymbiotic microorganisms, which can affect the host fitness, metabolism, reproduction, population dynamics, and genetic diversity, among others. The supporting empirical data are however currently highly biased towards the generally more colourful butte...
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Biodiversity is in decline due to human-induced pressures on ecosystems around the world. To be able to counteract this alarming trend, it is paramount to closely monitor biodiversity at global scales. Because this is practically impossible with traditional methods, the last decade has seen a strong push for new solutions. In aquatic ecosystems , t...
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The use of molecular data to study the evolutionary history of organisms has revolutionized the field of systematics. Now with the appearance of high throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies, more and more genetic sequence data are available. One of the important sources of genetic data for phylogenetic analyses has been mitochondrial DNA. The limi...
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Freshwater ecosystems are under multiple threats in modern times such as water extraction for human consumption, industries and agricultural activities, water contamination and habitat destruction for example. At the same time the biodiversity of these ecosystems are often poorly studied, especially in arid countries such as Iran. In this work, we...
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Cassava is a vital food-security crop in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cassava crops are, however, severely affected by viral diseases transmitted by members of the whitefly species complex Bemisia tabaci . We have here investigated the role of olfaction in host selection behavior of the cassava whitefly B. tabaci SSA-ESA biotype. Surprisingly, we find that...
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Models estimate that up to 80% of all butterfly and moth species host vertically transmitted endosymbiotic microorganisms, which can affect the host fitness, metabolism, reproduction, population dynamics, and genetic diversity, among others. The supporting empirical data are however currently highly biased towards the generally more colourful butte...
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Biodiversity is in decline due to human land use, exploitation, and climate change. To be able to counteract this alarming trend it is paramount to closely monitor biodiversity at global scales. Because this is practically impossible with traditional methods, the last decade has seen a strong push for solutions. In aquatic ecosystems the monitoring...
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The use of molecular data to study evolutionary history of different organisms, revolutionized the field of systematics. Now with the appearance of high throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies more and more genetic sequence data is available. One of the important sources of genetic data for phylogenetic analyses has been mitochondrial DNA. The lim...
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The genus Eois Hübner (Geometridae: Larentiinae) comprises 254 valid species. Being a hyperdiverse genus, Eois potentially includes many undescribed cryptic species and embodies a problematic taxonomic scenario. The actual diversity of Eois is greatly underestimated and the Neotropical fauna needs to be well known since it figures as one of the mos...
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Forficula auricularia (the European earwig) is possibly a complex of cryptic species. To test this hypothesis, we performed: (1) a phylogeographic study based on fragments of the mitochondrial COI and the nuclear ITS2 markers on a wide geographic sampling, (2) morphometric analyses of lineages present in Spain and (3) niche overlap analyses. We rec...
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Secondary freshwater fish species inhabiting fluctuating and extreme environments are susceptible to changes in dispersion, effective population size, and genetic structure. The Iberian toothcarp Aphanius iberus is an endemic cyprinodontid of the Iberian Peninsula restricted to brackish water of salt marshes and coastal lagoons on the eastern Spani...
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Traditionally small-scale populations of Capoeta in the Tigris River drainage are identified as Capoeta damascina. The recent finding revealed that some populations of small-scaled C. damascina species group are not identified as any described species. We examined these populations and the results showed that there are pronounced differences betwee...
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A new species of algae-scraping cyprinid of the genus Capoeta Valenciennes, 1842 is described from the Kheyroud River, located in the southern part of the Caspian Sea basin in Iran. The species differs from other members of this genus by a combination of the following characters: one pair of barbels; predorsal length equal to postdorsal length; max...
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The genus Capoeta in Iran is highly diversified with 14 species and is one of the most important freshwater fauna components of the country. Central Iran is a region with high number of endemism in other freshwater fish species, though the present species was recognized as C. aculeata (Valenciennes, 1844), widely distributed within Kavir and Namak...
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The group of small poor cods and pouts from the genus Trisopterus, belonging to the Gadidae family, comprises four described benthopelagic species that occur across the North-eastern Atlantic, from the Baltic Sea to the coast of Morocco, and the Mediterranean. Here, we combined molecular data from mitochondrial (cytochrome b) and nuclear (rhodopsin...

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I am looking for a protocol to index and pool big number of samples (>500), anyone knows how to? Any good advice? Based on the indexing method, different NGS technology (Illumina, PacBio ...) can be considered... But for now the idea is to prepare a library for Illumina.
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Hello everyone,
I am thinking of working with information of different genes, and concatenate their sequences... So I was thinking are there any software to easily make your sequence matrix with different genes for the same samples? Right now I am using Geneious and concatenating the sequences one by one, but as I will start to work with a lot of samples I don't know if there are any simpler way.
Thank you in advance,
Hamid.

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We aim to understand better the phylogenetic relationships of the Geometridae in the Neotropical region. We already have sequenced ca. 150 genera but we still seek certain taxa for our work. I work together with Niklas Wahlberg and Pasi Sihvonen and a team of interested entomologists.