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Molecular Phylogeny of Nycticebus Inferred from Mitochrondrial Genes

Chen, Jing-Hua; Pan, Deng; Groves, Colin; Wang, Ying-Xiang; Narushima, Etsuo; Fitch-Snyder, Helen; Crow, Paul; Thanh, Vu Ngoc; Ryder, Oliver; Zhang, Hong-Wei; Zhang, Ya-Ping

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Researchers are still discussing the classification of Nycticebus. We established a molecular phylogeny covering all recognized taxa in Nycticebus to provide information for further evaluation. We sequenced partial D-loop (ca. 390 bp) and cytochrome b genes (425 bp) from 22 specimens. We separated most of the major groups except for some mixing of Nycticebus. coucang coucang and N. bengalensis. Nycticebus pygmaeus diverged earlier from the ancestral stock than the other taxa. Nycticebus coucang...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20485
Source: International Journal of Primatology
DOI: 10.1007/s10764-006-9032-5

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