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Monophyly of the moitessieriidae bourguignat, 1863 (Caenogastropoda: truncatelloidea)


Falniowski, Andrzej; Prevorčnik, Simona; Delić, Teo; Alther, Roman; Altermatt, Florian; Hofmann, Sebastian (2019). Monophyly of the moitessieriidae bourguignat, 1863 (Caenogastropoda: truncatelloidea). Folia Malacologica, 27(1):61-70.

Abstract

The family Moitessieriidae is poorly known, as its members, inhabiting exclusively subterranean waters, are often known only from few minute, empty shells. Molecular studies on their relationships confirmed the distinctness of this family. Their monophyly, however, remained doubtful, since the Moitessieriidae did not form a distinct clade in the phylogenetic tree based on the most commonly applied mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI), and the representative of the family Cochliopidae occupied a position among the moitessieriid clades. In the present paper two new nuclear loci, namely histone H3 gene and ribosomal internal transcribed spacer ITS2, have been applied to resolve the status of the Moitessieriidae. The resulting phylogenies show the Moitessieriidae as a distinct, well supported clade, confirming thus their monophyly.

Abstract

The family Moitessieriidae is poorly known, as its members, inhabiting exclusively subterranean waters, are often known only from few minute, empty shells. Molecular studies on their relationships confirmed the distinctness of this family. Their monophyly, however, remained doubtful, since the Moitessieriidae did not form a distinct clade in the phylogenetic tree based on the most commonly applied mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI), and the representative of the family Cochliopidae occupied a position among the moitessieriid clades. In the present paper two new nuclear loci, namely histone H3 gene and ribosomal internal transcribed spacer ITS2, have been applied to resolve the status of the Moitessieriidae. The resulting phylogenies show the Moitessieriidae as a distinct, well supported clade, confirming thus their monophyly.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Moitessieriidae, molecular phylogeny, COI, H3, 18S, ITS2
Language:English
Date:19 March 2019
Deposited On:31 Jul 2019 09:37
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:38
Publisher:Stowarzyszenie Malakologow Polskich
ISSN:1506-7629
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.12657/folmal.027.005
Official URL:http://www.foliamalacologica.com/?node_id=23&lang=en&ma_id=3573

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