Phylogenetic relationship of the southern Japan lineages of the sika deer (Cervus nippon) in Shikoku and Kyushu Islands, Japan

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Samples of the sika deer (<i>Cervus nippon</i>) were collected from Kyushu and Shikoku Islands of Japan and surrounding areas, and their nucleotide sequences were analyzed. Sequences of the whole control region of the mitochondrial DNA were determined and phylogenetic trees were constructed using the neighbor-joining method and the maximum likelihood method. We also investigated gene genealogies for the sequences using the statistical parsimony network approach. Phylogenetic trees showed that only the Yakushima/Tanegashima populations were genetically distant from other populations. The statistical parsimony network, however, indicated a close relationship of the Miyazaki populations to some of the Shikoku populations. It was suggested that Shikoku Island played an important role in the divergence from the southern Japan lineage of <i>C. nippon</i>.<br>

Journal

  • Mammal Study

    Mammal Study 32(3), 121-127, 2007-09-01

    THE MAMMAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10019962347
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11185060
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13434152
  • NDL Article ID
    8928706
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-G149
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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