On the Hybridogenous Origin of the Parthenogenetic Species Lacerta dahli and Lacerta rostombekovi Revealed by RAPD Technique

N. L. Ryabinina, V. V. Grechko, S. K. Semenova, Ilya S. Darevsky


The hypothesis of hybridogenous origin of lacertid parthenogenetic species was verified by RAPD method with several arbitrary primers. The hypothesis appeared to be correct as both parthenogenetic lizard DNAs contain only the RAPD loci of putative parental bisexual species and practically no ones specific for parthenospecies. The most probable parentals are L. mixta and L. portschinskii for L. dahli, and some of the populations of L. raddei/nairensis complex and L. portschinskii, too, for L. rostombekovi.


parthenogenesis; hybridogenesis; lizards; RAPD; DNA

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-1999-6-1-55-60


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