[MARMAM] New publication on Genetic investigation of Cuvier's beaked whale, Ziphius cavirostris, along the coast of Türkiye and Northern Cyprus, based on mtDNA

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Fri Feb 23 13:29:31 PST 2024


Dear All,

Apologies for cross posting. 

 

We would like to inform you that the new paper on genetic investigation of
Cuvier's beaked whale, Ziphius cavirostris, along the coast of Türkiye and
Northern Cyprus, based on mtDNA sequences has been published in the Journal
of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom as open access.

 

Tonay, A.M., Karaman, K., Dede, A., Danyer, E., Danyer Aytemiz I., Uzun B.,
Taşkaya, İ., Deval, C., Öztürk Amaha, A., Bilgin, R. 2024. Genetic
investigation of Cuvier's beaked whale, Ziphius cavirostris, along the coast
of Türkiye

and Northern Cyprus, based on mtDNA sequences. Journal of the Marine
Biological Association of the United Kingdom 104, e14

 

You can view the article at:

 <https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315424000079>
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315424000079 

 

Abstract

The Cuvier's beaked whale, Ziphius cavirostris, is a cosmopolitan species
and the only beaked whale species commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea.
Five strandings of Cuvier's beaked whale were reported along the
Aegean/Mediterranean Seas coasts of Türkiye and northern coast of Cyprus in
2016-2017. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region (430-444 bp) and
cytochrome b (cytb) (382-424 bp) sequences each revealed two different
haplotypes (four out of five individuals had the same haplotype for each
locus) on these stranded animals. The control region haplotypes were
identical to two previously identified haplotypes from the Ionian (Greece)
and Adriatic (Croatia) Seas. Only one of the cytb haplotypes had previously
been described from the Adriatic Sea (Italy) and the other one was detected
for the first time. In a comparison of these haplotypes with Cuvier's beaked
whale haplotypes previously reported from outside the Mediterranean Sea, the
Mediterranean subpopulation shows genetic differentiation based upon the
presence of two unique haplotypes. Additional mtDNA sequences from the
Mediterranean Sea are needed for a better understanding of the genetic
population structure of this species and to elaborate more concrete
conservation measures.

 

Regards

Arda

 

Arda M. TONAY Ph.D

Faculty of Aquatic Sciences, Istanbul University

Marine Biology Dep.

Kalenderhane Mah. Onaltı Mart Şehitleri Cad. No: 2

Fatih 34134 İstanbul, Türkiye

Tel: +90 212 440 0000/20159   Fax: +90 212 440 0232

atonay at istanbul.edu.tr <mailto:atonay at istanbul.edu.tr>
http://subilimleri.istanbul.edu.tr/

 

Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

P.O. Box 10 Beykoz, 34820 İstanbul, Türkiye

Tel: +90 216 424 0772   Fax: +90 216 424 0771

 


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