Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
DNA barcoding of Python molurus using cytochrome b gene sequences analysis
Author(s): Anita S Jadhav
Abstract: The DNA sequence diversity of Python molurus was investigated using the mitochondrial DNA gene encoding cytochrome b. The nucleotide sequences of complete and partial mtDNA cytochrome b were determined in numerous specimens. Sequence divergence between species and genera was evenly distributed in the cytochrome b gene but rather high compared to reports for other fish species. Phylogenetic analyses on complete cytochrome b were used to study the relationships among the considered species. The molecular phylogeny of sample was determined by analyzing cytochrome b gene sequences. On the basis of position of sequence of the given python sample in the phylogenetic tree, the sample showed closest similarity with Python molurus.
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