Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Amiota taurusata species group within the Chinese species, with descriptions of two new species

J Insect Sci. 2014 Feb 28;14:33. doi: 10.1093/jis/14.1.33.

Abstract

The relationships among six species of the Amiota taurusata Takada, Beppu, & Toda (Diptera: Drosophilidae) species group were investigated based on DNA sequence data of the mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 ( ND2) gene, using three species of the genus Amiota as outgroups. A mitochondrial gene, cytochrome c oxidase I ( COI), can be used to discriminate between species of the taurusata group. Two new species are described from South China: A. protuberantis Shao et Chen, sp. nov. and A. shennongi Shao et Chen, sp. nov. A key to all the species of the taurusata group based on morphological characters is provided.

Keywords: East Asia; cryptic species; drosophilid; mtDNA; taxonomy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • China
  • Drosophilidae / anatomy & histology
  • Drosophilidae / classification*
  • Drosophilidae / genetics*
  • Electron Transport Complex IV / genetics
  • Female
  • Insect Proteins / genetics
  • Male
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • NADH Dehydrogenase / genetics
  • Phylogeny
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Species Specificity

Substances

  • Insect Proteins
  • NADH Dehydrogenase
  • Electron Transport Complex IV

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