Magdalena Niedziałkowska

Magdalena Niedziałkowska
Polish Academy of Sciences | PAN

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The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) is one of the most numerous and widespread ungulate species in Europe, which has complicated the assessment of its genetic diversity on a range-wide scale. In this study, we present the mitochondrial DNA control region (mtDNA CR) genetic diversity and population structure of roe deer in Europe based on th...
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This comprehensive species-specific chapter covers all aspects of the mammalian biology, including palaeontology, physiology, genetics, reproduction and development, ecology, habitat, diet, mortality, and behavior. The economic significance and management of mammals and future challenges for research and conservation are addressed as well. The chap...
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To provide the most comprehensive picture of species phylogeny and phylogeography of European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), we analyzed mtDNA control region (610 bp) of 1469 samples of roe deer from Central and Eastern Europe and included into the analyses additional 1541 mtDNA sequences from GenBank from other regions of the continent. We detect...
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The present phylogeographic pattern of red deer in Eurasia is not only a result of the contraction of their distribution range into glacial refugia and postglacial expansion, but probably also an effect of replacement of some red deer s.l. mtDNA lineages by others during the last 50 000 years. To better recognize this process, we analysed 501 seque...
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To provide the most comprehensive picture of species phylogeny and phylogeography of European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), we analyzed mtDNA control region (610 bp) of 1469 samples of roe deer from Central and Eastern Europe and included into the analyses additional 1541 mtDNA sequences from GenBank from other regions of the continent. We detect...
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To provide the most comprehensive picture of species phylogeny and phylogeography of European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), we analysed mtDNA control region (610 bp) of 1469 samples of roe deer from Central and Eastern Europe and included into the analyses additional 1541 mtDNA sequences from GenBank from other regions of the continent. We detect...
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Stable isotope analyses of bone collagen are often used in palaeoecological studies to reveal environmental conditions in the habitats of different herbivore species. However, such studies require valuable reference data, obtained from analyses of modern individuals, in habitats of well-known conditions. In this article, we present the stable carbo...
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The wild boar Sus scrofa is one of the widely spread ungulate species in Europe, yet the origin and genetic structure of the population inhabiting Central and Eastern Europe are not well recognized. We analysed 101 newly obtained sequences of complete mtDNA genomes and 548 D-loop sequences of the species and combined them with previously published...
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Aim: The Expansion-Contraction model has been used to explain the responses of species to climatic changes. During periods of unfavourable climatic conditions, species retreat to refugia from where they may later expand. This paper focuses on the palaeoecology of red deer over the past 54 ka across Europe and the Urals, to reveal patterns of change...
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Stable isotope analyses of bone collagen are increasingly used in ecological studies. They are especially valuable in palaeoecological research due to the time of bone collagen preservation. However, such studies are usually subjected to some limitations, such as small size of the dataset and unknown sex or age of analysed individuals, which could...
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Polymorphism in innate immune genes in host populations can structure spatial variation in the prevalence of infectious diseases. In Europe, Borrelia afzelii is an important tick-borne pathogen of small mammals including the bank voles (Myodes glareolus). The Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is an innate immune receptor that is important for detecting B...
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We analysed a fragment (247 bp) of cytochrome b of mitochondrial DNA sequenced using 353 samples of yellow-necked mice Apodemus flavicollis trapped in seven forests and along three woodlot transects in north-eastern Poland. Our aims were to identify the phylogeographic pattern and mtDNA structure of the population and to evaluate the role of enviro...
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Distribution and number of cyt b mtDNA haplotypes detected in samples collected in seven forests and three transects: ROM–Rominta Forest, BOR–Borki, PIS–Pisz, AUG–Augustów, BIAŁ –Białowieża, MIEL–Mielnik, TAK–Augustów-Knyszyn Transect, TKB–Knyszyn-Białowieża, TBM–Białowieża-Mielnik. The numbers of haplogroup of each of the haplotypes are in bracket...
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Changes in Φ statistics for K = 2 to 9 subpopulations of yellow–necked mice in north-eastern Poland, on the basis of mtDNA and inferred from SAMOVA. ΦSC−proportion of the variance among local populations within groups. ΦST−proportion of the variance among local populations within the total population. ΦCT−proportion of the total variance explained...
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Ecological characteristics of the studied forests and transects and abundance indices of yellow-necked mice. See Table 1 for abbreviations of regions and Fig 2 for their location. Percentage of land use categories based on Corine Landcover 2006 (CLC2006) data in 1-km buffer zone around each trapping site. Mean temperature collected based on four me...
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Yellow–necked mouse cyt b mtDNA sequences available at NCBI GenBank used for comparison with material from this study. (DOCX)
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The rarefaction curve presenting a dependence of number of detected haplotypes on a number of analysed samples. (PDF)
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Number of samples successfully analysed per geographical region (mtDNA). Numbers of identified mtDNA haplotypes that belong to each defined mtDNA haplogroup. (DOCX)
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The genetic structure of rodent populations may reflect their glacial and postglacial history. We studied the genetic structure of bank vole Myodes glareolus populations in north-eastern Poland, where two divergent mtDNA lineages met in the secondary contact zone. We investigated 441 specimens from 24 local populations using 10 microsatellite loci....
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At the biogeographic scale, spatial variation in diets may reflect not only the ecological flexibility of carnivore feeding habits, but also evolutionary adaptations of different populations within a species. We described the large-scale pattern in brown bear Ursus arctos predation on ungulates, its selectivity for ungulate species, and its relativ...
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The goal of this study, conducted in seven large woodlands and three areas with small woodlots in northeastern Poland in 2004–2008, was to infer genetic structure in yellow‐necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis population and to evaluate the roles of environmental and population ecology variables in shaping the spatial pattern of genetic variation usin...
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We present ancient mitochondrial DNA analyses of 31 complete cytochrome b gene sequences from subfossil red deer remains from the Tyrrhenian islands (Corsica and Sardinia) and mainland Italy in a European-wide phylogeographic framework. Tyrrhenian and North African red deer, both going back to human introductions, were previously the only red deer...
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Phylogeography can help to determine LGM refugia and postglacial migration routes. However, the locations of LGM refugial areas in eastern Europe are not clear. Moose (Alces alces) is presently a common species in central and north-eastern Europe, but there are no studies showing its phylogenetic pattern and genetic diversity across its whole conti...
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We assessed migration rates and gene flow amongst 16 local demes and six larger groups of moose identified by a previous microsatellite study across the entire European range of the species. The most important barrier to gene flow, the Baltic Sea along with the mountainous region in northern Fennoscandia, separates two genetically distinct moose su...
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We analysed more than 600 red deer (Cervus elaphus) from large parts of its European distribution range at 13 microsatellite loci, presenting the first continent-wide study of this species using nuclear markers. Populations were clearly differentiated (overall FST = 0.166, Jost’s Dest = 0.385), and the BAPS clustering algorithm yielded mainly geogr...
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Two maternal lineages of bank vole (Myodes glareolus), the Eastern and the Carpathian, that had originated from different glacial refugia, came to a secondary contact in north-east Poland. We analysed a fragment of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) [cytochrome b (cyt b), 424 bp] from 1038 samples of the species to map the contact zone, estimate the mtDNA d...
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To investigate genetic diversity and the population structure of the European moose (Alces alces), we analyzed 14 microsatellite loci for 694 samples collected across 16 localities. The highest genetic diversity was detected in Belarus and Russia and the lowest was found in Scandinavia. Two major genetic clusters existed, Scandinavian and continent...
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Ecological and environmental heterogeneity can produce genetic differentiation in highly mobile species. Accordingly, local adaptation may be expected across comparatively short distances in the presence of marked environmental gradients. Within the European continent, wolves (Canis lupus) exhibit distinct north–south population differentiation. We...
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Table S1. Correlation between environmental variables (detailed in Table 1). Table S2. Complete identification for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) loci on the Illumina CanineHD BeadChip (170K SNPs) with information from the MAP‐file in PLINK. Table S3. Summary of major functional genes near single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) loci identifie...
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We investigated contemporary and historical influences on the pattern of genetic diversity of European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). The study was conducted in northeastern Poland, a zone where vast areas of primeval forests are conserved and where the European roe deer was never driven to extinction. A total of 319 unique samples collected in th...
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Moose, Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758), survived the European Pleistocene glaciations in multiple southern refugia, in a northern refugium near the Carpathians and possibly in other locations. During the second millennium ad, moose were nearly extirpated in Europe and only recolonized their current range after World War II. The number and location of...
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European wolves (Canis lupus) show population genetic structure in the absence of geographic barriers, and across relatively short distances for this highly mobile species. Additional information on the location of and divergence between population clusters is required, particularly because wolves are currently recolonizing parts of Europe. We eval...
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European wolves (Canis lupus) show population genetic structure in the absence of geographic barriers, and across relatively short distances for this highly mobile species. Additional information on the location of and divergence between population clusters is required, particularly because wolves are currently recolonizing parts of Europe. We eval...
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Phylogeographic studies of highly mobile large carnivores suggest that intra-specific genetic differentiation of modern species might be the consequence of the most recent Pleistocene glaciation. However, the relative influence of biogeographical processes and subsequent human-induced population fragmentation requires a better understanding. Poland...
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Dispersal and gene flow in populations of highly mobile mammals, such as wolves, are often determined by the landscape structure and ecological connectivity. Previous studies on the genetic struc- ture of Polish wolves revealed three major subpopulations: Carpathian Mountains in southern Poland, Roztocze in the southeast, and the Lowland in northea...
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Phylogeographic studies of highly mobile large carnivores suggest that intra-specific genetic differentiation of modern species might be the consequence of the most recent Pleistocene glaciation. However, the relative influ-ence of biogeographical processes and subsequent human-induced population fragmentation requires a better under-standing. Pola...
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Wolves (Canis lupus) belong to 3 genetically distinct subpopulations despite the absence of topographic barriers limiting dispersal. Based on data on wolf diets from 13 localities and wolf kill remains from a national-scale census, we investigated regional variation in wolf diet in relation to species structure of ungulate communities and spatial g...
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We studied the genetic structure of a red deer (Cervus elaphus) population in 8 woodlands of northeastern Poland and 1 in western Belarus and compared it with the documented history of the population in the region. Red deer nearly went extinct in the region in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the mid-19th century, reintroductions began and continued...
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We studied gene flow and connectivity between three subpopulations and nine groups of red deer (Cervus elaphus L., 1758) occurring in forests in northeastern Poland and western Belarus. The red deer in this region mostly originated from translocated individuals that were introduced primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries. The genetic structure of...
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European red deer are known to show a conspicuous phylogeographic pattern with three distinct mtDNA lineages (western, eastern and North-African/Sardinian). The western lineage, believed to be indicative of a southwestern glacial refuge in Iberia and southern France, nowadays covers large areas of the continent including the British Isles, Scandina...