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Genetic Diversity in Headwater-Specific Mayflies Based on the Mitochondrial 16S rRNA Gene Sequences

Koji Tojo

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780520098688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943803 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0009
Genetic Diversity in Headwater-Specific Mayflies Based on the Mitochondrial 16S rRNA Gene Sequences

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This chapter examines the genetic diversity of headwater-specific Japanese dipteromimid mayflies, Dipteromimus tipuliformis and Dipteromimus flavipterus, based on mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequences. It describes the ecological relationships or dispersal ability of these mayflies and compares them with other species living in other water systems. The findings reveal that dipteromimid mayflies have greater interpopulation genetic distances than any of the other mayfly species studied.

Keywords: dipteromimid mayflies; headwater mayflies; Dipteromimus tipuliformis; Dipteromimus flavipterus; gene sequences; ecological relationships; dispersal ability; genetic distances

Chapter.  1408 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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