A molecular phylogeny of Anopheles annulipes (Diptera : Culicidae) sensu lato: The most species-rich anopheline complex

Foley, D. H., Wilkerson, R. C., Cooper, R. D., Volovsek, M. E. and Bryan, J. H. (2007) A molecular phylogeny of Anopheles annulipes (Diptera : Culicidae) sensu lato: The most species-rich anopheline complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 43 1: 283-297. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.10.008

Author Foley, D. H.
Wilkerson, R. C.
Cooper, R. D.
Volovsek, M. E.
Bryan, J. H.
Title A molecular phylogeny of Anopheles annulipes (Diptera : Culicidae) sensu lato: The most species-rich anopheline complex
Journal name Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1055-7903
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ympev.2006.10.008
Volume 43
Issue 1
Start page 283
End page 297
Total pages 15
Place of publication San Diego
Publisher Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Language eng
Subject 0604 Genetics
Abstract The Australasian Annulipes Complex is the most species-rich among Anopheles mosquitoes, with at least 15 sibling species suspected. Members of this complex are the most likely vectors of malaria in the past in southern Australia and are involved in the spread of myxomatosis among rabbits. In this, the first comprehensive molecular study of the Annulipes Complex, 23 ITS2 rDNA variants were detected from collections throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea, including diagnostic variants for the previously identified An. annulipes species A-G. Specimens of each ITS2 variant were sequenced for portions of the mitochondrial COI, COII and nuclear EF-1 alpha genes. Partitioned Bayesian and Maximum Parsimony analyses confirmed the monophyly of the Annulipes Complex and revealed at least 17 clades that we designate species A-Q. These species belong to two major clades, one in the north and one mainly in the south, suggesting that climate was a driver of species radiation. We found that 65% (11) of the 17 sibling species recorded here had unique COI sequences, suggesting that DNA barcoding will be useful for diagnosing species within the Annulipes Complex. A comparison of the taxa revealed morphological characters that may be diagnostic for some species. Our results substantially increase the size of the subgenus Cellia in Australasia, and will assist species-level studies of the Annulipes Complex. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics & Heredity
Anopheles annulipes
maximum parsimony
sibling species
species complex
DNA barcoding
Papua New Guinea
EF-1 alpha
Walker Diptera
Sequence Alignment
Bayesian Analyses
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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