Phylogenetic position of the genus Proedromys (Arvicolinae, Rodentia): Evidence from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA

  title={Phylogenetic position of the genus Proedromys (Arvicolinae, Rodentia): Evidence from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA},
  author={Weicai Chen and Haibang Hao and Zhiyu Sun and Yang Liu and Shao-ying Liu and Bisong Yue},
  journal={Biochemical Systematics and Ecology},
A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of voles and lemmings (Rodentia: Arvicolinae): Evolutionary and taxonomic implications
The phylogenetic and molecular dating analyses based on 11,391 bp concatenated alignment of protein-coding mitochondrial genes confirmed the monophyly of the Arvicolinae subfamily and for the first time complex relationships between genus level taxa within the species-rich tribe Arvicolini received full resolution.
Taxonomic position of Chinese voles of the tribe Arvicolini and the description of 2 new species from Xizang, China
Analysis of the taxonomic position of 22 species plus 2 unidentified taxa using mitochondrial DNA gene sequences and morphological data in China supports the recognition of Alexandromys, Lasiopodomys, Microtus, Neodon, ProedromYS, and Volemys as genera.
Further assessment of the Genus Neodon and the description of a new species from Nepal
The results of the molecular and morphological analyses indicate that Neodon from western Nepal are distinct under the phylogenetic, genetic and morpho species concepts.
Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Three Species of the Genus Microtus (Arvicolinae, Rodentia)
The mitochondrial genomes of three emblematic vole species are described, demonstrating that they are highly conserved in the organization of their protein coding, transfer RNA and ribosomal RNA genes.
Complete mitochondrial genomes confirm the generic placement of the plateau vole, Neodon fuscus
The complete mitochondrial genome was successfully assembled and annotated, providing the necessary information for the phylogenetic analyses, and it was demonstrated that N. fuscus had a close relationship with N. irene.
Phylogeny and evolution of Lasiopodomys in subfamily Arvivolinae based on mitochondrial genomics
Mitogenomic phylogenetic analyses and niche model analysis revealed that Lasiopodomys may have first appeared during the early Pleistocene epoch and showed the closest relationship with Microtus fortis Büchner 1889 and M. kikuchii Kuroda 1920, which are considered as the paraphyletic species of genera MicroTus.
Fossorial morphotype does not make a species in water voles
The results show that A. scherman in its present scope is not a monophyletic taxon, and the phylogeographic architecture in water voles is explained by Quaternary climatic dynamics.
Phylogeny and phylogeography of arvicoline and lagurine voles of Mongolia
The genetic structure and taxonomy of six vole species occurring in Mongolia are clarified based on the sequence data of cytochrome b and three nuclear genes, indicating that M. mongolicus includes two divergent genetic lineages which should be recognized as distinct species.
Diversification Of Muroid Rodents Driven By The Late Miocene Global Cooling
This dissertation deals with the systematics and historical biogeography of these fast-evolving groups of rodents with an emphasis on the genera Apodemus and Hybomys, and Neodon, and adds new localities for small mammal species, expanding the known range of the Nepalese endemic Himalayan wood mouse.


Molecular phylogeny of the genus Mus (Rodentia: Murinae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear data
P phylogenetic analyses of the whole genus Mus were performed using a larger species sample of Nannomys than in previous studies, and a nuclear gene in addition to mitochondrial data, and showed that the monophyly of the genus Mus and of each subgenus was strongly supported by the three genes and the combined analysis.
Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the Asian lineage of vole genus Microtus (Rodentia: Arvicolinae) inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b sequence
The mitochondrial data support the species status of M. mongolicus as a member of Alexandromys but not of the Microtus arvalis group, thus being concordant with the cytogenetic data, and the maximum likelihood distance showed a tendency for a progressive underestimation of divergence and time for older splits.
Supraspecies relationships in the subfamily Arvicolinae (Rodentia, Cricetidae): An unexpected result of nuclear gene analysis
The close relationships observed for mole, gray, and steppe voles are unexpected and contradict the conventional views that Ellobiusini are an ancient group and are separate from all other voles on evidence of the extreme simplicity of their rooted molars and the peculiar structure of their skull and postcranial skeleton.
An Assessment of the Systematics of Arvicanthine Rodents Using Mitochondrial DNA Sequences: Evolutionary and Biogeographical Implications
The identification of the Otomyinae as the sister-taxon to Arvicanthini implies that the former are true murines and should be given only tribal rank within the Murinae, suggesting the possibility of a rapid radiation within this set of species.
Testing phylogenetic and biogeographic hypotheses in the widespread genus Microtus through parsimony and likelihood analysis of mtDNA-sequence data found monophyly of North American species was supported, albeit weakly, and basal relationships were not robust.
Molecular phylogeny of wood mice (Apodemus, Muridae) in East Asia
The results indicate that speciation in Asia involved three radiations, which supports an earlier study, and consisted of divergence within two species groups as a consequence of the geography of the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau and Taiwan.
The evolutionary radiation of Arvicolinae rodents (voles and lemmings): relative contribution of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA phylogenies
A first resolved gene tree for Arvicolinae is provided and the comparison of CYB and GHR phylogenetic efficiency supports recent assertions that nuclear genes are useful for resolving relationships of recently evolved animals.