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ID: 121025.0, MPI für Evolutionsbiologie / Tropical ecology
Genetic differentiation of the millipede Pycnotropis epiclysmus inhabiting seasonally inundated and non-flooded Amazonian forests.
Authors:Bachmann, L.; Tomiuk, J.; Adis, J.; Vohland, K.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):1998-03
Title of Journal:Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
Journal Abbrev.:J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Research
Volume:36
Issue / Number:1-3
Start Page:65
End Page:70
Copyright:Jahrbuch 1999, Copyright MPG 1999
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:The millipede Pycnotropis epiclysmus Hoffman, 1995 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Platyrhacidae) is frequently found in Central Amazonian white- and mixed-water inundation forests along the Solimoes-Amazon River near Manaus, Brazil. It also inhabits non-flooded disturbed forest areas adjacent to this river. Populations from both biotopes were genetically studied. The specific pPeP172 satellite DNA family identified in P. epiclysmus has been analyzed in order to elucidate the systematic rank of morphologically indistinguishable individuals from the different habitat types. Nucleotide sequence data, sequence variability and copy number estimates of the pPeP172 satellite DNA do not discriminate the respective populations into genetically different ecotypes. The study of enzyme variability, however, revealed genotypic differences among the three populations: the populations from two geographically more distant inundation forests are genetically rather similar; and the geographically closer populations, one found in a non-flooded and the other in an inundation forest, have a genetic distance which is of similar magnitude to that of the two geographically more distant populations. The genetic data suggest that individuals from different habitats belong to populations of a single species. Genotypic structuring among and within local populations indicates processes of genetic differentiation which can be the result of the migration ability of this millipede.
Free Keywords:allozyme; millipede; molecular ecology; Neotropics; Polydesmida; repetitive DNA; taxonomy
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Pia Parolin
Affiliations:MPI für Evolutionsbiologie/AG Tropenökologie
External Affiliations:Univ Tübingen, Dept Populat Genet, Morgenstelle 28, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
Identifiers:ISSN:0947-5745 [ID-No:1]
LOCALID:1688/S 37317 [Listen-Nummer/S-Nummer]
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