Marine Murtskhvaladze

Marine Murtskhvaladze

Keywords : Caucasus Georgia Microsatellites Genetic distance Least-cost distance MtDNA Ursus arctos

Country : Georgia

Organization : Ilia State University

Department : Institute of Ecology

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Biography :

Graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Faculty of Medicine in 2002, Master’s degree in biology and zoology. Graduated from Ilia State University in 2012 and defended his doctoral thesis on “Animal species and population structure research in the Caucasus”. Has worked at Ilia State University since 2007.

Research interests

  • Conservation genetics
  • Evolutionary biology and phylogenetics
  •  Genetic research of Caucasian endemic species
  • Population genetics of animal species


Geographic and genetic boundaries of brown bear (Ursus arctos) population in the Caucasus 2010 Molecular Ecology

Speciation in Caucasian lizards: Climatic dissimilarity of the habitats is more important than isolation time 2013 Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Gene introgression between Gazella subgutturosa and G. marica: Limitations of maternal inheritance analysis for species identification with conservation purposes 2012 Acta Theriologica

Landscape Complexity in the Caucasus Impedes Genetic Assimilation of Human Populations More Effectively than Language or Ethnicity 2017 Human Biology

Coincidence of genotypes at two loci in two parthenogenetic rock lizards: how backcrosses might trigger adaptive speciation 2017 Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Human Paternal Lineages, Languages, and Environment in the Caucasus 2014 Human Biology

Phylogeography and Morphological Variation in a Narrowly Distributed Caucasian Rock Lizard, Darevskia mixta 2015 Amphibia-Reptilia

Estimating Phenotypic Heritability of Sexual and Unisexually Reproducing Rock Lizards (Genus Darevskia) 2020 Zoologischer Anzeiger

Phylogeny of Caucasian Rock Lizards (Darevskia) and Other True Lizards Based on Mitogenome Analysis: Optimisation of the Algorithms and Gene Selection 2020 PLoS ONE

Systematics and Evolutionary History of Large Endemic Snails from the Caucasus (Helix buchii and H. goderdziana) (Helicidae) 2013 American Malacological Bulletin

Landscape Genetics and the Genetic Legacy of Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic Hunter-gatherers in the Modern Caucasus 2021 Scientific Reports

Genotypic Similarities Among the Parthenogenetic Darevskia Rock Lizards With Different Hybrid Origins 2020 BMC Evolutionary Biology