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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 31, No. 5, 2010, pp. 461-468
Bioline Code: zr10063
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2010, pp. 461-468

 en Genetic analysis of microsatellite polymorphism in the Elliots Pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti) in China
Fang-Jun, Lin; Ping-Ping, Jiang & Ping, Ding


In this study, we reported the population genetic analyses in the Elliots Pheasant(Syrnaticus ellioti) using seven polymorphism microsatellite loci based on 105 individuals from 4 geographical populations. Departures from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were found in four geographical populations. The average number of alleles was 8.86, with a total of 62 alleles across 7 loci; observed heterozygosity (HO) was generally low and the average number was 0.504. For the seven microsatellite loci, the polymorphism information content ranged from 0.549 to 0.860, with an average number 0.712. Population bottlenecks of the four geographical populations were tested by infinite allele mutation model, step-wise mutation model and two-phase mutation model, which found that each population had experienced bottleneck effect during the recent period. Fst analysis across all geographical populations indicated that the genetic differentiaton between the Guizhou geographical population and the Hunan geographical population was highly significant (P<0.001), a finding supported by the far genetic relationship showed by the neighbor-joining tree of four geographical populations based on Neis unbiased genetic distances. Using hierarchical analysis of molecular variance (Guizhou geographical population relative to all others pooled), we found a low level of the genetic variation among geographical populations and that between groups. However, differences among populations relative to the total sample explained most of the genetic variance (92.84%), which was significant.

Elliots Pheasant; Microsatellite; Genetic diversity; Genetic structure; Population bottleneck effect

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