Phylogenetic utility of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase gene: molecular evolution of the Drosophila buzzatii species complex.

Abstract:

:Phylogenetic relationships among eight species of the Drosophila buzzatii species complex (D. mulleri subgroup; D. repleta species group) and D. hamatofila were determined by sequencing the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I, II, and III genes. The species examined included members of the martensis cluster (D. martensis, D. starmeri, D. venezolana), the buzzatii cluster (D. buzzatii, D. serido, D. borborema), and the stalkeri cluster (D. stalkeri, D. richardsoni). The molecular phylogeny was found to be congruent with the chromosomal inversion phylogeny. Analyzing the cytochrome oxidase subunits separately revealed that not all the subunits seem to have the same phylogenetic information content. Parameters are discussed that might explain these differences.

journal_name

J Mol Evol

authors

Spicer GS

doi

10.1007/BF00173155

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1995-12-01 00:00:00

pages

749-59

issue

6

eissn

0022-2844

issn

1432-1432

journal_volume

41

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