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Title: Is the COI barcoding gene involved in speciation through intergenomic conflict?
Authors: Kwong, S.
Srivathsan, A.
Vaidya, G.
Meier, R. 
Keywords: DNA barcode
Genomic conflict
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Citation: Kwong, S., Srivathsan, A., Vaidya, G., Meier, R. (2012-03). Is the COI barcoding gene involved in speciation through intergenomic conflict?. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 (3) : 1009-1012. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We here test the proposition that changes in the barcoding region of COI are commonly involved in speciation through intergenomic conflict. We demonstrate that this is unlikely given that even with incomplete taxon sampling, 78-90% of closely-related animal species have identical COI amino acid sequences. In addition, in those cases where amino acid substitutions between closely related species are observed, the inter- and intra-specific substitution patterns are very similar and/or lack consistent differences in the number, position and type of amino acid change. Overall, we conclude that there is little evidence for a widespread involvement of the barcoding gene in speciation. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Source Title: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
ISSN: 10557903
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.11.034
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