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Phylogeny of ground beetles subgenus Nialoe (s. lat.) Tanaka (Coleoptera: Carabidae; genus Pterostichus): A molecular phylogenetic approach
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2009
© 2009 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 308–313, September 2009
How to Cite
SASAKAWA, K. and KUBOTA, K. (2009), Phylogeny of ground beetles subgenus Nialoe (s. lat.) Tanaka (Coleoptera: Carabidae; genus Pterostichus): A molecular phylogenetic approach. Entomological Science, 12: 308–313. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2009.00337.x
- Issue published online: 24 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2009
- Received 13 August 2008; accepted 24 April 2009.
- mitochondrial DNA;
- molecular phylogeny;
- nuclear DNA;
We constructed a phylogeny of the ground beetle subgenus Nialoe (s. lat.), genus Pterostichus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) based on two mitochondrial (cytochrome oxidase I and 16S ribosomal DNA) and one nuclear (28S ribosomal DNA) gene sequences. Thirty-three representative species of the group and three outgroup species were analyzed. The resultant trees (maximum parsimonious, maximum likelihood and Bayesian trees of the combined data of the three gene sequences) indicated that there are two large and three small lineages in the group, some of which were supported by a previous morphology-based phylogeny. In all the analyses, the small lineage composed of two Korean species is sister to the rest of the subgenus, but relationships of other four lineages differed among the analyses and remained unresolved. The implications of the present results are discussed in terms of taxonomy and biogeography of the group.