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Phylogenetic analysis of Sri Lankan wild hare (Lepus Nigricollis Singhala) based on Mitochondrial DNA variation

Authors

  • U.G.V.S.S. Kumara Veterinary Research Institute, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Nalini Yasoda Hirimuthugoda2 Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara81000, Sri Lanka
  • T. Madusanka Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara81000, Sri Lanka
  • A.N. Ediriweere Department of Biosystems Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Ruhuna, Matara81000, Sri Lanka
  • M.C. Dayarathne Department of Plant Pathology, Agriculture College, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China
  • Adeniyi Charles Adeola State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China
  • Wasiu A. Olaniyi Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6583394

Keywords:

Sri Lanka, Lepus Nigricollis Singhala, wild hare, phylogeny, D-Loop

Abstract

Lepus nigricollis is a small mammal species mainly found in South Asia. The phylogenetic position of Sri Lankan wild hare (Lepus Nigricollis Singhala) is yet to be determined. Therefore, mitochondrial DNA D-loop of three Sri Lankan wild hare samples were studied. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that Sri Lankan wild hare clustered as a basal separate branch consistent with the phylogenetic position of other isolated population. Limitation of the current data did not permit us to make any further conclusion; therefore, more research evidence is still required.

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2022-05-26

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Kumara, U. ., Hirimuthugoda2, N. Y. ., Madusanka, T., Ediriweere, A. ., Dayarathne, M. ., Adeola, A. C., & Olaniyi, W. A. . (2022). Phylogenetic analysis of Sri Lankan wild hare (Lepus Nigricollis Singhala) based on Mitochondrial DNA variation. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 6(X). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6583394

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