Molecular Phylogeny of the Chipmunks Inferred from Mitochondrial Cytochrome b and Cytochrome Oxidase II Gene Sequences

Molecular Phylogeny of the Chipmunks Inferred from Mitochondrial Cytochrome b and Cytochrome... There are currently 25 recognized species of the chipmunk genus Tamias . In this study we sequenced the complete mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt b ) gene of 23 Tamias species. We analyzed the cyt b sequence and then analyzed a combined data set of cyt b along with a previous data set of cytochrome oxidase subunit II (COII) sequence. Maximum-likelihood was used to further test the fit of models of evolution to the cyt b data. Other sciurid cyt b sequence was added to examine the evolution of Tamias in the context of other sciurids. Relationships among Tamias species are discussed, particularly the possibility of a current sorting event among taxa of the southwestern United States and the extreme divergences among the three subgenera ( Neotamias, Eutamias , and Tamias ). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Elsevier

Molecular Phylogeny of the Chipmunks Inferred from Mitochondrial Cytochrome b and Cytochrome Oxidase II Gene Sequences

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2001 Academic Press
ISSN
1055-7903
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1095-9513
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10.1006/mpev.2001.0975
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Abstract

There are currently 25 recognized species of the chipmunk genus Tamias . In this study we sequenced the complete mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt b ) gene of 23 Tamias species. We analyzed the cyt b sequence and then analyzed a combined data set of cyt b along with a previous data set of cytochrome oxidase subunit II (COII) sequence. Maximum-likelihood was used to further test the fit of models of evolution to the cyt b data. Other sciurid cyt b sequence was added to examine the evolution of Tamias in the context of other sciurids. Relationships among Tamias species are discussed, particularly the possibility of a current sorting event among taxa of the southwestern United States and the extreme divergences among the three subgenera ( Neotamias, Eutamias , and Tamias ).

Journal

Molecular Phylogenetics and EvolutionElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 2001

References

  • Ecology and speciation
    Orr, M.R.; Smith, T.B.
  • Molecular phylogeny of the chipmunk genus Tamias based on the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit II gene
    Piaggio, A.J.; Spicer, G.S.

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