Phylogenetic Relationships of Mitochondrial DNA Cytochrome b Gene in East Asian Ducks

Sadae Hitosugi, Kaoru Tsuda, Hisato Okabayashi, Yuichi Tanabe
2007 The Journal of Poultry Science  
The ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domestica) were domesticated from Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). While the ducks bred in Japan and European countries are supposed to originate from the ducks in China and Southeast Asian countries, respectively, the molecular phylogeny of these ducks has not been studied. We herein showed the phylogenetic relationship from the nucleotide sequences within the mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b gene of +2 breed ducks. In this phylogenetic relationship, Japanese and
more » ... Japanese and Chinese ducks were found to belong to the same clade distinct from the clade containing European and Southeast Asian ducks. This finding demonstrates the heretofore supposed fact that domesticated ducks in China and Southeast Asian countries have been distributed to Japan and European countries, respectively. In addition, this phylogenetic tree revealed that the genetic constitution of Southeast Asian ducks is distinctly di#erent from that of Northeast Asian ducks.
doi:10.2141/jpsa.44.141 fatcat:dofqso4fdveatipchumugrc26m