Research Profile for Kilias Georgios

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Sfenthourakis S. (1)
Research Activity
Exploration of Greek biodiversity. Phylogenetic analyses of invertebrate groups and exploration of genetic diversity patterns inside and among populations and species. Evolutionary dynamics of endemic Greek species as revealed by molecular techniques. The effects of habitat fragmentation on metapopulations.
Research Infrastructure
Sfenthourakis Spyros, Assistant Professor, Section of Animal Biology
Kilias George, Assistant Professor, Section of Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology
Klossa-Kilia Elena, Lecturer, Section of Animal Biology
3 PhD students
2 Post-Doctoral researchers
Research Activities
Research projects:
1. The role of endosymbiotic bacteria in the evolution and differentiation of their hosts: The case of Wolbachia in terrestrial isopods (Crustacea: Oniscidea) of Aegean Sea (Basic Research Project ‘Κ.Karatheodori’, Univ. of Patras, 2003-2006)

2. The effect of habitat fragmentation on the genetic structure of populations: a comparative of species with varying degrees of ecological specialization (YPEPTH – EPEAEK ΙΙ, Pythagoras II, 2005-2006)

1. Klossa-Kilia E., Kilias G. and Sfenthourakis S. 2005. Increased genetic diversity in Greek populations of the genus Ligidium (Crustacea: Isopoda: Oniscidea) revealed by RFLP analysis of mtDNA segments. Contributions to Zoology 74(3-4): 255-264. (0,538)

2. Klossa-Kilia E., Kilias G., Tryfonopoulos G., Koukou K., Sfenthourakis S. and Parmakelis A. 2006. Molecular phylogeny of the Greek populations of the genus Ligidium (Isopoda, Oniscidea) using three mtDNA gene segments. Zoologica Scripta 35(5): 459-472 (2,411)
Additional Information
FP7 research themes for potential involvement:

Environment – biodiversity