1. DNA barcoding against poaching of Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), two confirmed cases from Greece

Anastasios Bounas; Souzanna Siarabi; Chryssoula Papadaki; Elisavet-Aspasia Toli; Konstantinos Sotiropoulos

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-5


  Poaching has been reported as a major threat to the survival of many species including the Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra). We report two recent cases from Greece where COI and Cytb sequences were used for species identification from evidence samples. Not only we confirm the poaching events, but through ...  Read More

2. Assessment of the Phylogenetic Status of Afghan Pika (Ochotona rufescens)

Olyagholi Khalilipour; Hamid Rezaei; Afshin Alizadeh Shabani; Mohammad Kaboli; Sohrab Ashrafi; Mohammad Reza Ashrafzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 12-18


  Phylogenetic relationships between Afghan Pika (O. rufescens) and others in the world are still unclear. Morphological phylogeny study of the genus Ochotona by different experts showed the different taxonomic position of the Afghan Pika, but could not determine the taxonomic position of this species. ...  Read More