Between the Balkans and the Baltic: Phylogeography of a common vole Mitochondrial DNA lineage limited to Central EuropeThe common vole (Microtus arvalis) has been a model species of small mammal for studying end-glacial colonization history. In the present study we expanded the sampling from central and eastern Europe, analyzing contemporary genetic structure to identify the role of a potential ‘northern glacial refugium’, i.e. a refugium at a...
Stojak, Joanna ; McDevitt, Allan D ; Herman, Jeremy S ; Kryštufek, Boris ; Uhlíková, Jitka …
Post-glacial colonization of eastern Europe by small mammals that survived in the Carpathian refugium: evidence from mitochondrial DNA of the common voleThere is now considerable evidence for the survival of temperate species within glacial refugia that were situated at relatively high latitudes, notably the Carpathian Basin and Dordogne region in Europe. However, the prevalence of fossil remains in such locations is rarely matched by molecular evidence for their contribution to subsequent...
Stojak, Joanna ; McDevitt, Allan D ; Herman, Jeremy S ; Searle, Jeremy B ; Wójcik, Jan M