Reference : Systematics of the grey mullets (Teleostei: Mugiliformes: Mugilidae): Molecular phylo...
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Life sciences : Genetics & genetic processes
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/178199
Systematics of the grey mullets (Teleostei: Mugiliformes: Mugilidae): Molecular phylogenetic evidence challenges two centuries of morphology-based taxonomy
English
Durand, J.-D. [Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), UMR 5119 ECOSYM, Université Montpellier 2, Bat. 24, CC 093, Place E. Bataillon 34095, Montpellier cedex 5, France]
Shen, K.-N. [Institute of Fisheries Science, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan]
Chen, W.-J. [Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan]
Jamandre, Brian Wade mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Biologie du comportement - Ethologie et psychologie animale >]
Blel, H. [Unite de Recherche de Genetique: Biodiversité et Valorisation des Bioressources (UR: 09/30), Institut Supérieur de Biotechnologie de Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia]
Diop, K. [Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), UMR 5119 ECOSYM, Université Montpellier 2, Bat. 24, CC 093, Place E. Bataillon 34095, Montpellier cedex 5, France]
Nirchio, M. [Escuela de Ciencias Aplicadas del Mar, Universidad de Oriente, Apartado Postal 147-Porlamar, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela]
Garcia de León, F. J. [Lab. de Genetica para la Conservacion Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, Col. Playa Palo de Santa Rita, S.C. Mar Bermejo No. 195, La Paz, BCS 23090, Mexico]
Whitfield, A. K. [South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), Private Bag 1015, Somerset Street, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa]
Chang, C.-W. [National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Inst. of Marine Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, National Dong Hwa University, 2 Houwan Rd, Checheng, Pingtung 94450, Taiwan]
Borsa, P. [IRD, UR 227 CoReUs, Montpellier, France]
2012
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
64
1
73-92
Yes (verified by ORBi)
1055-7903
1095-9513
[en] Cryptic species ; Cytochrome b ; Cytochrome oxidase I ; Phylogeny ; Bayes theorem ; DNA sequence ; Smegmamorpha ; Animals ; Base Sequence ; Bayes Theorem ; DNA Primers ; DNA, Mitochondrial ; Likelihood Functions ; Models, Genetic ; Molecular Sequence Data ; Oceans and Seas ; Sequence Analysis, DNA ; Smegmamorpha ; Species Specificity ; Cestraeus ; Mugil cephalus ; Mugilidae ; Mugiliformes ; Teleostei
[en] The family Mugilidae comprises mainly coastal marine species that are widely distributed in all tropical, subtropical and temperate seas. Mugilid species are generally considered to be ecologically important and they are a major food resource for human populations in certain parts of the world. The taxonomy and systematics of the Mugilidae are still much debated and based primarily on morphological characters. In this study, we provide the first comprehensive molecular systematic account of the Mugilidae using phylogenetic analyses of nucleotide sequence variation at three mitochondrial loci (16S rRNA, cytochrome oxidase I, and cytochrome b) for 257 individuals from 55 currently recognized species. The study covers all 20 mugilid genera currently recognized as being valid. The family comprises seven major lineages that radiated early on from the ancestor to all current forms. All genera that were represented by two species or more, except Cestraeus, turned out to be paraphyletic or polyphyletic. Thus, the present phylogenetic results generally disagree with the current taxonomy at the genus level and imply that the anatomical characters used for the systematics of the Mugilidae may be poorly informative phylogenetically. The present results should provide a sound basis for a taxonomic revision of the mugilid genera. A proportion of the species with large distribution ranges (including Moolgarda seheli, Mugil cephalus and M. curema) appear to consist of cryptic species, thus warranting further taxonomic and genetic work at the infra-generic level. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/178199
10.1016/j.ympev.2012.03.006

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