Phylogeny and Evolution of Butterflies of the Genus Parnassius: Inferences from Mitochondrial 16S and ND1 Sequences

  title={Phylogeny and Evolution of Butterflies of the Genus Parnassius: Inferences from Mitochondrial 16S and ND1 Sequences},
  author={Toru Katoh and Anton Y Chichvarkhin and Takashi Yagi and Keiichi Omoto},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
Abstract Phylogenetic relationships among species of the genus Parnassius and its related taxa were analyzed by comparing nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial 16S ribosomal RNA (504 sites) and NADH-dehydrogenase subunit 1 (469 sites). In the phylogenetic trees, Parnassius was found to be most closely related to Hypermnestra helios, whereas Archon apollinus, which has been classified in the tribe Parnassiini together with Parnassius and Hypermnestra, was more closely related to members of the… 

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