The contribution of Anatolia to European phylogeography: the centre of origin of the meadow grasshopper, Chorthippus parallelus

Korkmaz E. M. , Lunt D. H. , Çıplak B., Değerli N. , Başıbüyük H. H.

JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, vol.41, pp.1793-1805, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jbi.12332
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1793-1805


Aim Chorthippus parallelus is one of the classic model systems for studying genetic structure and phylogeography in the Western Palaearctic. Here, we investigate the regional genetic differentiation of C. parallelus and evaluate the historical and evolutionary processes responsible for such genetic structuring, test the nature of the Turkish Straits system as a barrier to dispersal, and explore the contribution of Anatolian populations to the biodiversity of the Western Palaearctic.