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The Rufous Sengi is not Elephantulus Multilocus reconstruction of evolutionary history of sengis from the subfamily Macroscelidinae
KRÁSOVÁ, Jarmila
We conducted multilocus phylogeny and divergence dating of sengis also known as elephant shrews from the subfamily Macroscelidinae. For the first time, we provided genetic evidence that the East African Rufous Sengi (Elephantulus rufescens) is closely related to the recently delimited genus Galegeeska known from the Horn of Africa and comprising a single species G. revolii. Our findings are in concordance with morphological traits and also biogeographical patterns known from Eastern Africa. Based on the results of divergence dating, the genus Galegeeska originated in the Pleistocene era.
Diverzita a fylogenetické vztahy hlodavců v horských oblastech východní Afriky
KRÁSOVÁ, Jarmila
The Eastern Afromontane region of Africa is characterized by striking levels of endemism and species richness. Therefore, it was recognized as the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot (EAMBH) with numerous endemic plants and animals including mammals. Some parts of EAMBH (e.g. Ethiopian Highlands) are still under-represented in terms of biodiversity research in comparison with areas where sampling was relatively intensive in the last decades (e.g. Albertine Rift). This thesis describes genetic diversity, evolutionary history and taxonomy of several rodent species inhabiting mountain areas of Eastern Africa and Angola with a special focus on neglected areas such as Ethiopian and Angolan Highlands. Molecular-genetic analyses detected considerably higher diversity of small mammals than previously expected. Several candidates for new species were suggested and some of them also formally described based on phylogenetic and morphometric analyses. Molecular dating placed most of the diversifications into the eras of Pliocene and Pleistocene confirming the hypothesis that Plio-Pleistocene climate fluctuations together with topographically diverse landscape of Eastern Africa contributed to the high level of species diversity observed today.
Phylogeny of Grey-bellied Pygmy Mouse (\kur{Mus triton}) complex
KRÁSOVÁ, Jarmila
The Grey-bellied Pygmy Mouse (Mus triton) has been for a long time considered as a single species, although validity of the single species status was questioned. In order to revise current taxonomy of M. triton, I analyzed sequences of one mitochondrial (cytochrome b) and two nuclear genes (IRBP and Intron 7 of the fibrinogen) from specimens collected across the most of its known distributional range. Four well-supported phylogroups at species level, differentiated during the Plio-Pleistocene, were evidenced. Divergence dating suggests that the diversification of "triton" species complex was likely caused by Plio-Pleistocene climatic oscillations together with highly diverse topography of Eastern Africa
Long-term trends in fledging success of some Ardeidae
KRÁSOVÁ, Jarmila
I have searched 92 papers for data on reproductive parameters. I have used Generalized Linear Mixed Models to test factors affecting the mean number of fledged chicks of eight species of Ardeidae family. I have tested three factors: start year of the study, habitat and diurnal/nocturnal activity.

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