TITLE

Genetic divergence of the Siberian roe deer from Korean Jeju Island (Capreolus pygargus ochraceus), reexamined from nuclear IRBP and mitochondrial cytochrome b and control region sequences of C. pygargus

AUTHOR(S)
Hung Sun KOH; BAYARLKHAGVA, Damdingiin; Kyung Hee JANG; Eui Dong HAN; Jae Eun JO; Eui Jeong HAM; Seon Ki JEONG; Jong Hyek LEE; Kwang Seon KIM; GuHee KWEON; Seong Teak IN
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Biological Research;2013, Vol. 19, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To reexamine the genetic divergence of the Siberian roe deer from Korean Jeju Island (Capreolus pygargus ochraceus), we obtained IRBP, cytochrome b, and control region sequences of C. pygargus from five regions of eastern Asia (Jeju Island, the mainland Korean Peninsula, northeastern China, far-eastern Russia, and Mongolia), including our previous data. These sequences were compared to the corresponding sequences of C. pygargus, obtained from GenBank and other sources. We found that C. p. ochraceus from Jeju Island is a distinct clade, which was concordantly divergent from other populations of C. pygargus in IRBP, cytochrome b, and control region sequences. Thus, we considered this insular Jeju C. p. ochraceus as an allopatric phylogroup and an evolutionary significant unit, which needs special attention for its protection. On the other hand, C. p. ochraceus from the mainland Korean Peninsula was not divergent from other continental populations, including C. p. mantchuricus from neighboring northeastern China and far-eastern Russia and C. p. bedfordi from Mongolia. We propose further systematic analyses to clarify the sub species classification of C. p. ochraceus and C. p. mantchuricus.
ACCESSION #
93479567

 

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