Tran Thi Nga, Tran Thi Thuy Anh, Do Thi Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Truong Son, Vu Dinh Thong, Nguyen Vang Sang, Hoang Trung Thanh

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Abstract: DNA barcoding was used to examining the genetic relationship between some Rhinolophus bat taxa (R. malayanus, R. cf. malayanus, R. marshalli, R. cf. marshalli) in Vietnam using cytochrome oxidase-I (COI) gene sequence. Through this study, we constructed the phylogenic trees and analysed genetic relationships between some Rhinolophus taxa collected in Vietnam. The obtained phylogenetic tree showed two well-defined clusters. The genetic distances between species varied from 2.7% to 16.3%. The smallest distances were recorded between species from the same group whereas the largest distances were between species from the different groups. Genetic data supported the previous conclusion based on morphological classification of R. malayanus, R. cf. malayanus, R. marshalli, R. cf. marshalli.

Keywords: Genetic relationship, COI gene, Rhinolophus, Vietnam.


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