Phylogeny and Molecular Evolution of Tetraogallus in China

  title={Phylogeny and Molecular Evolution of Tetraogallus in China},
  author={Ruan Luzhang and Zhang Lixun and Wen Long-ying and Sun Qingwei and Liu Naifa},
  journal={Biochemical Genetics},
In total, 535 nucleotides in the mtDNA cytochrome b have been sequenced in Tetraogallus. The 53 variable sites define 16 haplotypes in 53 Tetraogallus himalayensis samples, 1 haplotype in 2 T. altaicus samples, and 6 haplotypes in 19 T. tibetanus samples. The lowest genetic distance is between T. himalayensis and T. altaicus (0.011). The divergent time is 0.69 Ma BP between T. himalayensis and T. altaicus, 4.06 Ma BP between T. himalayensis and T. tibetanus, and 4.19 Ma BP between T. altaicus… Expand
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