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Titre du document / Document title

Mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequence diversity in the Korean hare, Lepus coreanus Thomas (Mammalia, Lagomorpha)

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

HUNG SUN KOH ; TAE YOUNG CHUN ; HYE SOOK YOO ; ZHANG Ya-Ping ; JINXING WANG ; MINGHAI ZHANG ; WU Chun-Hua ;

Résumé / Abstract

Partial sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene of the Korean hare (Lepus coreanus) were analyzed to determine the degree of genetic diversity. Nine haplotypes were observed, and the maximum Tamura-Nei nucleotidedistance among them was 2.8%, indicating that genetic diversity of L. coreanus is moderate. In order to clarify the Korean hare's taxonomic status and relationship with the Manchurian hare (L. mandshuricus) and the Chinese hare (L. sinensis), these nine haplotypes of the Korean hare were compared with 13 haplotypes from five other species of eastern Asian Lepus including L. mandshuricus and L. sinensis. The Korean hare was distinct in its cytochrome b gene, and it is confirmed that L. coreanus is a valid species, as noted by Jones and Johnson (1965, Univ. Kansas Publ. (Mus. Nat. Hist.) 16:357). Further analyses of mtDNA cytochrome b gene with additional specimens of L. coreanus from North Korea and other species of Lepus from eastern Asia are needed to clarify the taxonomic status of the divergent mtDNA clades of L. mandshuricus and L. sinensis.

Revue / Journal Title

Biochemical genetics    ISSN  0006-2928   CODEN BIGEBA 

Source / Source

2001, vol. 39, no11-12, pp. 417-429 [13 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Plenum Press, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS  (1967) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 13750, 35400010025592.0060

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