Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of Some Fringillidae Species Based on Mitochondrial CoI Gene Sequences
- Received Date: 2008-04-09
- Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
- Publish Date: 2008-10-22
Abstract: Phylogenetic relationships of 36 Fringillidae species based on mitochondrial CoI gene sequences were reconstructed using the Bayesian (BI) maximum-likelihood (ML) and Neighbor-joining（NJ）methods. The results suggest that the relationship of Calcarius lapponicus and Emberiza is more closely related than other Fringillidae species.Our results support the view that Latoucheornis siemsseni is included in Genus Emberiza as E. siemsseni, and confirms that there is a close relationship between Mycerobas affinis and Eophona migratorius. This study also finds that Urocynchramus pylzowi is distantly related to Uragus sibiricus, but Uragus sibiricus and Carpodacus are closely related. The result also supports that fringillids and emberizids can be listed into two subfamilies under the family Fringillidae: Fringillinae and Emberizinae.
|Citation:||LIANG Gang, LI Tao, YIN Zuo-hua, LEI Fu-min. Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of Some Fringillidae Species Based on Mitochondrial CoI Gene Sequences. Zoological Research, 2008, 29(5): 465-475. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.200805465|