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Laboratory of molecular biology

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the Department of Zoology is designed to train students at the Department of Zoology in molecular-biological methods used in the study of evolution, biology and ecology of animals, to solve their diploma theses at all levels of study and to solve various research projects of the employees of the department.

The laboratory  is equipped for a wide range of research activities.

Currently solved research projects:

  • comparative phyhlogeography of mammals of Mongolia (Tereza Holicová)
  • comparative phylogeography of cichlids and tetras (Štěpánka Říčanová)
  • conservation genetics and reproductive biology of the European ground squirrel(Spermophilus citellus) (Markéta Jariabková)
  • constrasts of historical biogegeography in the Neotropics based on comparative phylogeography of cichlids and tetras (Klára Dragová)
  • genetic analysis of hybridization in the Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)  and Tomistoma (Tomistoma schlegelii), the conservation genetics perspective (Veronika Zajícová)
  • genetic analysis of reproductive strategies in barred warbler (Sylvia nisoria) (Miroslav Bažant)
  • genetic analysis of reproductive strategies in obligate nest parasite the common cuckoo (Cucullus canorus) (Radka Piálková)

 

  • genetic analysis of reproductive strategies in Anseriformes (Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula) (Radka Piálková)
  • genetic revision of the the spotted deer (Cervus nippon spp.), the conservation genetics perspective (Adéla Matějková)
  • impact of rainforest fragmentation on genetic structure of insectivorous birds of the Monarchidae family in Papua New Guinea (Kryštof Chmel)
  • mapping of the wild population of the northern cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus) based on feces genotyping analysis (Kryštof Chmel)
  • maternal effects in reproduction, sex allocation and sex ratio in birds (Radka Piálková)
  • paternity in ladybugs after multiple mating of females with multiple males of different color mutations based on microsatellite marker analysis (Mona Awad)
  • phylogeny of New Caledonian tiger beetles of the genus Caledocnica (Arnošt Kudrna)
  • phylogeny of the Paleartic ladybugs (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Exochomus and Parexochomus based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes analysis (Rahim Abdolahi Mesbah)
  • phylogeography and conservation genetics of Eurasian ground squirrels (Štěpánka Říčanová)