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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016, pp. 103-109
Bioline Code: zr16017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Zoological Research, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016, pp. 103-109

 en Huangshan population of Chinese Zacco platypus check for this species in other resources (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) harbors diverse matrilines and high genetic diversity
ZHENG, Xin; ZHOU, Tian-Qi; WAN, Tao; PERDICES, Anabel; YANG, Jin-Quan; TANG, Xin-Sheng; WANG, Zheng-Ping; HUANG, Li-Qun; HUANG, Song & HE, Shun-Ping

Abstract

Six main mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) lineages have been described in minnow ( Zacco platypus check for this species in other resources ) samples obtained from northern, western and southern China. Perdices et al. (2004) predicted that further sampling of other tributaries might discover more lineages of this species. In this study, we collected 26 Zacco platypus individuals in the Huangshan area of eastern China and determined the cytochrome b (cytb) sequence variations. Combined with reported data in GenBank, we identified ten matrilines (Zacco A-J) in a total of 169 samples, with relatively high molecular divergence found among them. The Huangshan population had the greatest genetic variation among all sampled regions and hosted six of the ten matrilines. Our results highlight the significance of the Huangshan area for the conservation of Zacco platypus.

Keywords
Zacco platypus; Matriline; Huangshan; Phylogenetics; Diversity

 
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