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Research Paper | Molecular Engineering | India | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014
Molecular Phylogeny Of Mouse Hare (Ochotona: Lagomorpha) Using Cytochrome B Gene As A Phylogenetic Marker
Manoj Kumar Upadhyay  | S. N. Bahuguna
Abstract: Mouse hare (Ochotonidae) is small; short and rounded ears; small limbs and non-ostensible tail. In present study total; 402 bp sequences of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b gene have been taken for 31 species of Ochotona family. In each sequence having length 402bp coded 134 amino acids; and initial codon is ATG in maximum species. In present analysis Neighbor-joining; minimum evolution and maximum likelihood methods strongly indicated five major groups. The first group comprises fourteen animals (the surrounding QinghaiTibet Plateau group) includes present study animal (Ochotona spp. ) with O. macrotis; O. roylei; O. koslowi; O. iliensis; O. rutila; O. himalayana; O. forresti; O. rufescens; O. ladacensis; O. erythrotis; O. gloveri; O. muliensis; and O. brookei. The second (the northern group) is composed of eight animals i. e. O. collaris; O. princeps; O. mantchurica; O. hyperborea; O. coreana; O. turuchanensis; O. pallasi; and O. alpine. The third group (the Huanghe group) comprises only one species; O. huangensis. The fourth group comprises seven animals included O. daurica; O. thibetana; O. thomasi. O. annectens; O. cansus; O. curzoniae and O. nubrica. The fifth group the Central Asia comprises only one species; and is O. pusilla.
Keywords: Mouse hare, Ochotona, Phylogeny, Cytochrome b, Lagomorpha
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,
Pages: 220 - 226