Vol.15, No. 1,January2016
Evolutionary study on two closed Gammarus (Crustacea, Amphipoda) species from Zagros Mountains (IRAN) using molecular methods
Description:1-School of Biological Sciences, University College of Science, University of Tehran. 2-Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Tehran, Iran. *Corresponding author's Email:srgilkolaei@gmail.com
Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I DNA sequences are a good discriminative marker for phylogenetic studies in crustaceans and especially in amphipoda. In the present study, molecular and morphological data were analyzed to test whetherGammaruslobifer authority andGammarusbalutchi authority which one or two geographically separated but morphologically similar species. The analyses proved that there are two species and that uplift of the Zagros Mountains was probably the most important cause of Allopatric speciation in this region during the Miocene period.
Keywords: Molecular phylogeny, COI, Gammaruslobifer,Gammarusbalutchi, Zagros Mountains
Author:Azin Fahim A.1; Rezvani Gilkalaie S.2*
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