C Pitra

Summary

Affiliation: Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships and ancestral areas of the bustards (Gruiformes: Otididae), inferred from mitochondrial DNA and nuclear intron sequences
    Christian Pitra
    Departament of Evolutionary Genetics, Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 23:63-74. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint An exceptional case of historical outbreeding in African sable antelope populations
    Christian Pitra
    Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, PF 601103, D 10252 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Ecol 11:1197-208. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Population subdivision in Europe's great bustard inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence variation
    C Pitra
    Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
    Mol Ecol 9:1165-70. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolution and phylogeny of old world deer
    Christian Pitra
    Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, PF 60113, D 10252 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 33:880-95. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint A variant of the endotheliotropic herpesvirus in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in European zoos
    J Fickel
    Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, D 10315, Berlin, Germany
    Vet Microbiol 82:103-9. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Nonconcordant evolutionary history of maternal and paternal lineages in Adriatic sturgeon
    A Ludwig
    Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, PF 601103, 10252 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Ecol 12:3253-64. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Characterization of Sox9 in European Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser sturio)
    A K Hett
    Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, 10315 Berlin, Germany
    J Hered 96:150-4. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint When the American sea sturgeon swam east
    Arne Ludwig
    Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, 10252 Berlin, Germany
    Nature 419:447-8. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Coronavirus infection of spotted hyenas in the Serengeti ecosystem
    Marion L East
    Clinical Virology Group, Institute of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, A 1210, Austria
    Vet Microbiol 102:1-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of glycoprotein B (gB) variants of the elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) isolated from Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)
    J Fickel
    Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, D 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Vet Microbiol 91:11-21. 2003

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Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships and ancestral areas of the bustards (Gruiformes: Otididae), inferred from mitochondrial DNA and nuclear intron sequences
    Christian Pitra
    Departament of Evolutionary Genetics, Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 23:63-74. 2002
    ..Molecular evidence for the Afro-tropical origin of the Otididae is provided...
  2. ncbi request reprint An exceptional case of historical outbreeding in African sable antelope populations
    Christian Pitra
    Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, PF 601103, D 10252 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Ecol 11:1197-208. 2002
    ..2% among morphologically monotypic sable antelopes from West Tanzania. The results are used to provide an evolutionary framework within which taxonomic implications and conservation decisions can be evaluated...
  3. ncbi request reprint Population subdivision in Europe's great bustard inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence variation
    C Pitra
    Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
    Mol Ecol 9:1165-70. 2000
    ..Inferred aspects of phylogeography were used to formulate conservation recommendations for this endangered species...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolution and phylogeny of old world deer
    Christian Pitra
    Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, PF 60113, D 10252 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 33:880-95. 2004
    ..Using node ages estimated from sequence data, we estimated an average per-lineage diversification rate of 0.51+/-0.1 species per million years (my) over roughly the last 6 mya...
  5. ncbi request reprint A variant of the endotheliotropic herpesvirus in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in European zoos
    J Fickel
    Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, D 10315, Berlin, Germany
    Vet Microbiol 82:103-9. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Nonconcordant evolutionary history of maternal and paternal lineages in Adriatic sturgeon
    A Ludwig
    Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, PF 601103, 10252 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Ecol 12:3253-64. 2003
    ..As both A. naccarii populations are genetically differentiated, stocking of sturgeon from the Po River in Italy into waters of the Buna River would jeopardize the genetic differences between both populations and should thus be avoided...
  7. ncbi request reprint Characterization of Sox9 in European Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser sturio)
    A K Hett
    Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, 10315 Berlin, Germany
    J Hered 96:150-4. 2005
    ..In contrast to previous studies of other fishes, we observed no evidence for gene duplication in sturgeon. Phylogenetic analyses of Sox9 evolution revealed a basal position for sturgeon Sox9...
  8. ncbi request reprint When the American sea sturgeon swam east
    Arne Ludwig
    Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, 10252 Berlin, Germany
    Nature 419:447-8. 2002
    ..In addition to representing a unique transatlantic colonization event by a fish that swims upriver to spawn, our findings have important implications for projects aimed at restocking Baltic waters with the European sturgeon...
  9. ncbi request reprint Coronavirus infection of spotted hyenas in the Serengeti ecosystem
    Marion L East
    Clinical Virology Group, Institute of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, A 1210, Austria
    Vet Microbiol 102:1-9. 2004
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of coronavirus infection in Hyaenidae...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of glycoprotein B (gB) variants of the elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) isolated from Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)
    J Fickel
    Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, D 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Vet Microbiol 91:11-21. 2003
    ..An extra-cytoplasmic region of 153 amino acids was predicted to be under positive selection and may potentially contain antigenic determinants that will be useful for future serologic assay development...
  11. pmc Regular exposure to rabies virus and lack of symptomatic disease in Serengeti spotted hyenas
    M L East
    Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, D 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:15026-31. 2001
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  12. ncbi request reprint A novel method to evaluate the relative tannin-binding capacities of salivary proteins
    J Fickel
    Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Pharmacol Toxicol Endocrinol 122:225-9. 1999
    ..The method is rapid; large sample numbers may be processed by virtue of its microtiterplate format...
  13. ncbi request reprint Emerging viruses: the case 'hantavirus'
    Rainer Ulrich
    Institute of Virology, Humboldt University, Charite Medical School, Berlin, Germany
    Intervirology 45:318-27. 2002
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  14. ncbi request reprint Amelogenin cross-amplification in the family Bovidae and its application for sex determination
    Rosemarie Weikard
    Forschungsinstitut fur die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere FBN, Dummerstorf, Germany
    Mol Reprod Dev 73:1333-7. 2006
    ..Sequence variations in the AMELX gene can be applied to discriminate Bos and Bison individuals from other bovine species, and also from sheep and goat...
  15. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic position of the Dalmatian genus Phoxinellus and description of the newly proposed genus Delminichthys (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)
    Jörg Freyhof
    Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:416-25. 2006
    ..For this monophyletic group, we propose to introduce a new genus: Delminichthys. This genus includes the species D. adspersus, D. ghetaldii, D. krbavensis and D. jadovensis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Molecules and morphology: evidence for introgression of mitochondrial DNA in Dalmatian cyprinids
    Jörg Freyhof
    Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 37:347-54. 2005
    ..However, because hybridization took place despite both lineages being only very distantly related (p=11.2%), we conclude that introgressive hybridization events can be seen as generally possible among leuciscine cyprinids...
  17. ncbi request reprint The rise and fall of the chemoattractant receptor GPR33
    Holger Römpler
    Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Biol Chem 280:31068-75. 2005
    ..7 million years ago. The coincidental inactivation and its fixation in several species of distantly related mammalian orders suggest a selective pressure on this chemoattractant receptor gene...
  18. ncbi request reprint Nucleocapsid protein of cell culture-adapted Seoul virus strain 80-39: analysis of its encoding sequence, expression in yeast and immuno-reactivity
    Jonas Schmidt
    Institute of Virology, Charite Medical School, Campus Mitte, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Virus Genes 30:37-48. 2005
    ..The yeast-expressed SEOV N protein represents a promising antigen for development of diagnostic tools in serology, sero prevalence studies and vaccine development...
  19. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive survey for polymorphisms in the bovine IFN-gamma gene reveals a highly polymorphic intronic DNA sequence allowing improved genotyping of Bovinae
    Peter Schmidt
    Research Unit of Molecular Biology of the Research Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 22:923-34. 2002
    ..Genotyping of randomly sampled Holstein Friesian cows at selected SNPs and of both intron 1 microsatellites revealed two dominant BoIFNG microhaplotypes. The detected SNPs improve the recently reported genotyping system of cattle...
  20. pmc Great bustard population structure in central Spain: concordant results from genetic analysis and dispersal study
    Carlos A Martín
    Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 269:119-25. 2002
    ..These results suggest that isolation-by-distance influences the distribution of maternal lineages at a regional level...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary aspects in evaluating mutations in the melanocortin 4 receptor
    Claudia Stäubert
    Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, Johannisallee 30, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Endocrinology 148:4642-8. 2007
    ..By re-evaluating selected mutations in the MC4R, we demonstrate the usefulness of combining functional and evolutionary approaches...
  22. doi request reprint Species identification of Oetzi's clothing with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry based on peptide pattern similarities of hair digests
    Klaus Hollemeyer
    Biochemical Engineering Institute, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 22:2751-67. 2008
    ..For this technique, selected precursor ions were identified as specific diagnostic peptide ions...