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Intraspecific rearrangement of duplicated mitochondrial control regions in the luzon tarictic hornbill penelopides manillae (Aves: Bucerotidae)

  • Philippine hornbills of the genera Aceros and Penelopides (Bucerotidae) are known to possess a large tandemly duplicated fragment in their mitochondrial genome, whose paralogous parts largely evolve in concert. In the present study, we surveyed the two distinguishable duplicated control regions in several individuals of the Luzon Tarictic Hornbill Penelopides manillae, compare their characteristics within and across individuals, and report on an intraspecific mitochondrial gene rearrangement found in one single specimen, i.e., an interchange between the two control regions. To our knowledge, this is the first observation of two distinct mitochondrial genome rearrangements within a bird species. We briefly discuss a possible evolutionary mechanism responsible for this pattern, and highlight potential implications for the application of control region sequences as a marker in population genetics and phylogeography.

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Author:Svenja Sammler, Valerio Ketmaier, Katja Havenstein, Ralph TiedemannORCiDGND
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00239-013-9591-y
ISSN:0022-2844 (print)
ISSN:1432-1432 (online)
Parent Title (English):Journal of molecular evolution
Publisher:Springer
Place of publication:New York
Document Type:Other
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2013
Year of Completion:2013
Release Date:2017/03/26
Tag:Bucerotidae; Concerted evolution; Control region; Mitochondrial gene order; Mitochondrial recombination; Philippine archipelago
Volume:77
Issue:5-6
Pagenumber:7
First Page:199
Last Page:205
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Biochemie und Biologie
Peer Review:Referiert