Evidence of adaptive evolution of alpine pheasants to high-altitude environment from mitogenomic perspective.

@article{Gu2016EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of adaptive evolution of alpine pheasants to high-altitude environment from mitogenomic perspective.},
  author={P. W. Gu and Wei Ming Liu and Yong-fang Yao and Qing-yong Ni and Ming-wang Zhang and Di-yan Li and H L Xu},
  journal={Mitochondrial DNA. Part A, DNA mapping, sequencing, and analysis},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={455-62}
}
Adaptive evolutions to high-altitude adaptation have been intensively studied in mammals. However, considering the additional vertebrate groups, new perception regarding selection challenged by high-altitude stress on mitochondrial genome can be gained. To test this hypothesis, we compiled and analyzed the mitochondrial genomes of 5 alpine pheasants and 12 low-altitude species in Phasianidae. The results that evolutionary rates of ATP6 and ND6 showing significant fluctuation among branches when… CONTINUE READING