Morphological and genetic differentiation of the Black Sea harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena

Viaud-Martínez, K. A.; Martínez Vergara, M.; Gol'din, P. E.; Ridoux, V.; Öztürk, A. A.; Öztürk, B.; Rosel, P. E.; Frantzis, A.; Komnenou, A.; Bohonak, A. J.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2007)

The ecological and conservation status of the geographically isolated Black Sea harbour porpoise is currently unknown. Although it has been suggested that Black Sea harbour porpoises are distinct from other…


A novel cetacean adenovirus in stranded harbour porpoises from the North Sea: Detection and molecular characterization

van Beurden, Steven J.; IJsseldijk, Lonneke L.; van de Bildt, Marco W. G.; Begeman, Lineke; Wellehan, James F. X.; Waltzek, Thomas B.; de Vrieze, Geert; Gröne, Andrea; Kuiken, Thijs; Verheije, M. Hélène; Penzes, Judit J.
Archives of Virology (2017)

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are the most prevalent cetaceans in the North Sea. The fecal viral flora of 21 harbour porpoises stranded along the Dutch coastline was analyzed by a…


Mixing of porpoise ecotypes in southwestern UK waters revealed by genetic profiling

Fontaine, Michaël C.; Thatcher, Oliver; Ray, Nicolas; Piry, Sylvain; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas J.; Jepson, Paul; Deaville, Rob; Goodman, Simon J.
Royal Society Open Science (2017)

Contact zones between ecotypes are windows for understanding how species may react to climate changes. Here, we analysed the fine-scale genetic and morphological variation in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) around…


Microsatellite variation and significant population genetic structure of endangered finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Chinese coastal waters and the Yangtze River

Chen, Lian; Bruford, Michael W.; Xu, Shixia; Zhou, Kaiya; Yang, Guang
Marine Biology (2010)

The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) inhabits a wide range of tropical and temperate waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Genetic structure of finless porpoises in Chinese waters in three regions (Yangtze…


A preliminary study on the variability of the mitochondrial DNA control region in populations of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Chinese waters

Yang, Guang; Zhou, Kaiya
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

The mitochondrial DNA control region of 12 finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from the Yangtze River, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, was amplified. Two portions, 317 and 245 base pairs,…


Genetic evaluation and development prognosis on ex situ conserved Yangtze finless porpoises living in Tian-E-Zhou National Natural Reserve

Zhou, Zhao; Zheng, Jin-Song; Chen, Min-Min; Zhao, Qing-Zhong; Wang, Ding
Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica (2012)

The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) is a unique freshwater subspecies of Neophocaena phocaenoides, which is endemic to the Yangtze River of China and now is critically endangered. As…


Spatially explicit analysis of genome-wide SNPs detects subtle population structure in a mobile marine mammal, the harbor porpoise

Lah, Ljerka; Trense, Daronja; Benke, Harald; Berggren, Per; Gunnlaugsson, Þorvaldur; Lockyer, Christina; Öztürk, Ayaka; Öztürk, Bayram; Pawliczka, Iwona; Roos, Anna; Siebert, Ursula; Skóra, Krzysztof; Víkingsson, Gísli; Tiedemann, Ralph
PLOS ONE (2016)

The population structure of the highly mobile marine mammal, the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), in the Atlantic shelf waters follows a pattern of significant isolation-by-distance. The population structure of harbor…


Postglacial climate changes and rise of three ecotypes of harbour porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in western Palearctic waters

Fontaine, Michaël C.; Roland, Kathleen; Calves, Isabelle; Austerlitz, Frederic; Palstra, Friso P.; Tolley, Krystal A.; Ryan, Sean; Ferreira, Marisa; Jauniaux, Thierry; Llavona, Angela; Öztürk, Bayram; Öztürk, Ayaka A.; Ridoux, Vincent; Rogan, Emer; Sequeira, Marina; Siebert, Ursula; Vikingsson, Gísli A.; Borrell, Asunción; Michaux, Johan R.; Aguilar, Alex
Molecular Ecology (2014)

Despite no obvious barriers to gene flow in the marine realm, environmental variation and ecological specializations can lead to genetic differentiation in highly mobile predators. Here, we investigated the genetic…


Trace element concentrations, risks and their correlation with metallothionein genes polymorphism: A case study of narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) in the East China Sea

Liu, Jun; Chen, Bingyao; Jefferson, Thomas Allen; Wang, Hui; Yang, Guang
Science of the Total Environment (2016)

The concentration of trace elements (TEs) and their risk to narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) are still unclear. The present study determined the concentration of typical TEs in liver, kidney,…