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Testing monophyly of the freshwater fish Leporinus (Characiformes, Anostomidae) through molecular analysis

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Ramirez, J. L. [1] ; Carvalho-Costa, L. F. [2] ; Venere, P. C. [3] ; Carvalho, D. C. [4] ; Troy, W. P. [5] ; Galetti, Jr., P. M. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Genet & Evolucao, Lab Biodiversidade Mol & Conservacao, BR-13560 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Maranhao, Dept Biol, Sao Luis, MA - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Mato Grosso, Inst Biociencias, Lab Citogenet & Genet Anim, Cuiaba, MT - Brazil
[4] Pontificia Univ Catolica Minas Gerais, Programa Posgrad Zool Vertebrados, Lab Genet Conservacao, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[5] Univ Estado Mato Grosso UNEMAT, Lab Ictiol & Citogenet Anim, Campus Tangara Serra, Caceres, MT - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Fish Biology; v. 88, n. 3, p. 1204-1214, MAR 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 8

Monophyly of the genus Leporinus (Characiformes: Anostomidae) was tested by sequencing and analysing a total of 4732 bp, including two mitochondrial {[}cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) and cytochrome b (Cytb)] and three nuclear {[}myosin heavy chain 6 cardiac muscle alpha (Myh6), recombination activating gene 1 (RAG1) and recombination activating gene 2 (RAG2)] loci for 22 species of Leporinus, or c. 25% of all described species in the genus. Phylogenetic tree analyses (maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian species tree) indicate Leporinus to be paraphyletic, with monophyly being rejected by both Kishino-Hasegawa and Shimodaira-Hasegawa tests. The sequenced species of Leporinus are distributed across five clades that are interleaved among other anostomid genera. Several taxonomic changes are suggested as being necessary to restore monophyly for the group. The clade containing the type species, Leporinus fasciatus, should be considered Leporinus sensu stricto and at least three new genera should be described for other species currently considered part of Leporinus. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52315-7 - Top predators of food chain
Grantee:Pedro Manoel Galetti Junior
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/21836-4 - Molecular Phylogeny of Anostomidae and phylogeography of species with sex Chromosomes ZZ/ZW of genus Leporinus
Grantee:Jorge Luis Ramirez Malaver
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate