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Phylogenetic evaluation of subfamily classification of the Cyprinidae focusing on Vietnamese species

Thai, Thanh Binh, Si, Van Ngo, Phan, Phuc Dinh and Austin, Christopher M. (2007). Phylogenetic evaluation of subfamily classification of the Cyprinidae focusing on Vietnamese species. Aquatic Living Resources: international journal devoted to aquatic resources,20(2):143-153.

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Title Phylogenetic evaluation of subfamily classification of the Cyprinidae focusing on Vietnamese species
Author Thai, Thanh Binh
Si, Van Ngo
Phan, Phuc Dinh
Austin, Christopher M.
Journal Name Aquatic Living Resources: international journal devoted to aquatic resources
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0990-7440   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-34547427505
Start Page 143
End Page 153
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication France
Publisher EDP Sciences
Field of Research 0603 - Evolutionary Biology
0704 - Fisheries Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The Cyprinidae is the largest freshwater fish family in Vietnam, with over 220 recognised species, many of which play an important role in aquaculture or are harvested from the wild. Despite numerous studies on the taxonomy of this family based on traditional morphological data, the relationships between major cyprinid groups is poorly understood and the taxonomic validity of a number of these groups is under debate. While an increasing number of molecular studies on cyprinid relationships have been conducted many have used restricted sampling and none have incorporated Vietnamese species. In this study, mitochondrial 16S rRNA, D-loop and cytochrome b gene sequences from 25 species of cyprinids collected from Vietnam were obtained and combined with sequences of cyprinids available in GenBank, in order to investigate the taxonomic validity of subfamilies within Cyprinidae and their phylogenetic relationships. The molecular data supported traditional division of the Cyprinidae into two major lineages: Cyprinines and Leuciscines. The placement of the Danioninae as the sister lineage to this grouping was not supported. Many of the subfamily boundaries were questioned and doubt was raised on some of the generic level classifications. The validity of species designation in Cyprinus, Tor and Cyclocheilichthys was also questioned. This study will need to be extended with greater taxon and gene sampling to further consolidate our understanding of cyprinid relationships and classification.
Keywords phylogeny
mitochondrial RNA sequence
cytochrome b
cyprinid
Asia
cytochrome-b sequences
dna control region
mitochondrial dna
european cyprinid
molecular evidence
cypriniformes
evolutionary
inference
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/alr:2007025   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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