Mitica Ciorpac

Mitica Ciorpac
Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNIRD) · Laboratories and Research Bases

PhD

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June 2017 - present
Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNIRD)
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Head of the Genetics ad Molecular Ecology Lab. Population Genomics. RAD-SEQ. Population genetics on birds and sturgeons. Phylogeny.
November 2016 - June 2017
Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNIRD)
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Population genetics on birds and sturgeons. Phylogeny.
October 2013 - September 2016
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Phylogeny and life history of different bird species Phylogenetic relationships within Sylvioidea superfamily
Education
October 2012 - November 2015
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Biology
Field of study
  • Biology - Molecular Genetics
October 2010 - July 2012
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Biology
Field of study
  • Biology - Molecular Genetics
October 2007 - July 2010
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Biology
Field of study
  • Biology - Biochemistry

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Publications (34)
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The main purpose of this paper is to quantify the genetic variability of Grey Steppe cattle breed, by analysis of two mitochondrial markers (cytochrome b and mitochondrial control region d-loop), relevant for advanced studies of genetic diversity, phylogeny, molecular phylogeography and identification of taxonomic relationships of species represent...
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The main purpose of this paper is to quantify the genetic variability of Grey Steppe cattle breed, by analysis of two mitochondrial markers (cytochrome b and mitochondrial control region d-loop), relevant for advanced studies of genetic diversity, phylogeny, molecular phylogeography and identification of taxonomic relationships of species represent...
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The present work aims to review the most important aspects regard to genomic characterization of Pinzgau cattle breed. In Romania, this cattle breed is part of the country´s genetic and cultural heritage and faces the impact of bottleneck and the lack of diversity due to a significant decline in population. Natural populations´ genetic structure is...
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The use of plasma-activated media (PAM), an alternative to direct delivery of cold atmospheric plasma to cancer cells, has recently gained interest in the plasma medicine field. Paclitaxel (PTX) is used as a chemotherapy of choice for various types of breast cancers, which is the leading cause of mortality in females due to cancer. In this study, w...
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In the Black Sea basin, still survives the last wild population of stellate sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus, Pallas 1771) able to undertake upstream spawning migration into the Danube River. During the 20th century, unsustainable exploitation, habitat contraction, and degradation reduced the population size to critical levels. In the past decades, sp...
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Abstract: In order to identify and quantify a new class of pollutants, the microplastic, originating from anthropogenic activities, proposed to be included in the list of indicators monitored for deltaic ecosystems quality establishment, it was necessary to carry out a screening of the literature regarding the pollution of continental waters and ma...
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Due to the worldwide decline of the sturgeon population, stocking programmes were developed for many of these species. The critically endangered anadromous sturgeon populations inhabiting the NW Black Sea and spawning in the Lower Danube River are not an exception. Despite no knowledge of the genetic diversity of the remnant populations, the Romani...
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Abstract: In the present study, 4 specimens of sturgeons from stocking-programmes was recorded, out of a total 34 Danube River upstream-migrants towards their spawning grounds. The catches were recorded over a period of 42 days of scientific fishing on an area of 50.23% of the Danube River width. Three out of four native species were recorded durin...
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To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time in the world when the return of stocked sturgeons to their home river is reported. This is a game changing moment for sturgeon restocking or supportive stocking programmes and for the fate of their populations. Consequently, identifying the main factors which have enabled this is crucial and repr...
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The Russian sturgeon, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii, is a critically endangered fish species. Hatcheries are operated in several countries within its natural range to produce stocking material for release into the wild and also for aquaculture purposes (caviar and meat production). An appropriate genetic broodstock management (plan or strategy) is requ...
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For most cancer studies involving plasma treatments, the cell cultures require a significant amount of manipulation before and after treatment. This increases the risk of contamination and of damaging the cells. The well plates are used for growing cell cultures, and a discharge adapted to their geometry would minimize cell culture manipulation dur...
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The sturgeons represent an extremely valuable natural heritage of the Danube River Basin from the biodiversity, scientific and socio-economical points of view. Despite the tremendous efforts made to protect and conserve these species and the fact that they were and are an often-approached research topic, current knowledge about their behavior is in...
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We investigated the neuropharmacological effects of the methanolic extract from Lactuca capensis Thunb. leaves (100 and 200 mg/kg) for 21 days on memory impairment in an Alzheimer's disease (AD) rat model produced by direct intraventricular delivery of amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ1-42). Behavioural assays such as Y-maze and radial arm maze test were used for...
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The extensive wetland complex of the Danube Delta provides internationally important stopover sites and breeding sites for millions of migratory birds. Worldwide, natural wetlands are facing an accelerated decline due to the increased urbanization and conversion of open spaces to agriculture. The Danube Delta is no exception, being subject to anthr...
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Cancer study is among the hottest topics in plasma medicine. Differential killing of cancer cells and controllable selectivity may be achieved using exposure to plasma generated by various atmospheric pressure discharges. In this article, we discuss the possibility of generating low-temperature air plasma directly inside standard 24- and 96-well ce...
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This study presents the first ancient mitochondrial DNA (amtDNA) results obtained by sampling human bones selected from an Early Bronze Age funerary context with the aim of identifying the haplogroup and starting to build an amtDNA reference database based on samples selected from Eastern Romania. The human bones analysed in this study were part of...
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This study presents some observations concerning the phylogenetic relationship between Bovinae subfamily taxons, in order to solve some taxonomic uncertainties, by focusing on three main objectives. The first one was to clarify the taxonomic position of some species (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, Boselaphus tragocamelus, Tetracerus quadricornis and Biso...
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The DNA is present in every cell of a person's body, not only in the cell's nucleus but also in its cytoplasm, in mitochondria. Of great importance is the fact that, except for the rare occurrence of a mutation, the DNA in every cell of the person's body is identical. As a result, DNA can be taken from saliva, sweat, blood, hair, skin or bone cells...
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The chromo-helicase-DNA binding protein (CHD) genes are widely used markers for sex determination in birds and provide a rapid and low-cost method with applicability to a large number of taxa. A good phylogenetic marker displays highly conserved domains and a slow evolution rate,proprieties that CHD genes seem to have. This gives rise to the follow...
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The aim of this study was to identify the corresponding haplogroup for the analyzed sample, presenting also the first results obtained on ancient DNA isolated from a Late Bronze Age funerary context bone remains samples, discovered in Eastern Romania. Also, to identify an efficient and reliable protocol for ancient DNA extraction and to test whethe...
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Atmospheric pressure DC-driven self-pulsing transient spark (TS) discharge operated in air and pulse-driven dielectric barrier discharge plasma jet (PJ) operated in helium in contact with water solutions were used for inducing chemical effects in water solutions, and the treatment of bacteria (Escherichia coli), mammalian cells (Vero line normal ce...
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The aim of this study is to follow the changes that occur, in time, at DNA level and to establish an efficient and reliable protocol for ancestral DNA extraction from bones found in archaeological sites. To test whether the protocol is efficient and capable of yielding good quality DNA, extraction was first performed on fresh bones. The material co...
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Mitochondrial DNA (mt-DNA) has proven to be a useful tool in molecular phylogenetic studies, because evolutionary relationships can be inferred in depth, between recently divergent groups, populations, species, and even individuals. In this experiment we investigated the genetic variability of Bison bonasus individuals from Vânători Neamț and Neagr...
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Scardinius is a genus of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family commonly called rudds. The common rudd (Scardinius erithrophthalmus) is a bentho-pelagic freshwater fish that occurs mainly in nutrient-rich, well vegetated lowland rivers, backwaters, oxbows, ponds and lakes and it is widespread in Europe and middle Asia. It has a medium length of 2...
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The current short paper is a summary of a wider research on identification of Carassius gibelio migration patterns in Europe using mitochondrial markers. Haplotypes distribution was correlated with geographical origin of populations. Rezumat. Această lucrare este un rezumat al unei lucrări de cercetare mai amplă pentru identificarea modelului de mi...
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On 24 September 2010, a wild Great Reed Warbler × Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus × A. scirpaceus) was captured in northeastern Romania. The bird belonged to the Reed Warbler phenotype, but the body seemed to be larger than normal. DNA analyses of blood samples using the cytochrome b (CytB), cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) belonging to t...

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The Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is the only cosmopolitan species of the Threskiornithidae family (ibis and spoonbills) and one the most widely distributed bird species in the world. Nonetheless, this is also an understudied species and, albeit so widespread, no knowledge exists on the intraspecific phylogeography and very little is known about the (meta)populations dynamics. This research network aims to fill this gap. We aim to promote local and coordinated research by standardizing protocols of data collection, organizing data sharing, and, when feasible, supporting and advising new ringing and monitoring schemes.