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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2005, pp. 344-349
Bioline Code: zr05020
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2005, pp. 344-349

 en Phylogeny of melanogaster Species Group Inferred from ND4L and ND4 Genes
MOU Shao-liang, ZENG Qing-tao, YANG Yong, QIAN Yuan-huai, HU Guang-an


The relationships within Drosophila melanogaster check for this species in other resources species group are controversial from morphology, chromosomes and DNA sequences. This study utilises a molecular approach aimed at uncovering the phylogenetic relationships among 33 taxa representing 8 subgroups of D. melanogaster species groups. Mitocondrial ND4L-ND4 was sequenced in the all 8 subgroups covering a wide geographic area. MP and Bayesian analysis produced an identical tree topology with relatively strong support in most nodes. It reveals that the melanogaster species group clustered in three main lineages: 1) montium subgroup; 2) ananassae subgroup; 3) Oriental subgroups (melanogaster, ficsphila, eugracilis, elegans, suzukii and takahashii). The montium subgroup branched off first, followed by the ananassae subgroup. In the third lineage, melanogaster is the most divergent subgroup followed by ficsphila, eugracilis, elegans in that order. The suzukii and takahashii sister subgroups are the last to branch off.

Phylogenetic, melanogaster species group, Mitochondrial, ND4L-ND4

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