James Augustino Majak Utong and Sumaia Mohamed Ahmed Abukashawa.Characterization of the Agamid Lizard Genus Uromastyx from Eastern Sudan Based on Morphology, Karyotypes and Mitochondrial DNA[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2013,4(4):268-281.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2013.000268]
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Characterization of the Agamid Lizard Genus Uromastyx from Eastern Sudan Based on Morphology, Karyotypes and Mitochondrial DNA
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Characterization of the Agamid Lizard Genus Uromastyx from Eastern Sudan Based on Morphology, Karyotypes and Mitochondrial DNA
James Augustino Majak Utong1* and Sumaia Mohamed Ahmed Abukashawa2
1 College of Education, Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology, Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan
2 Faculty of Sciences, Department of Zoology, University of Khartoum, Khartoum State, Sudan
reptile morphometric cytogenetic phylogeny identification
This study focuses on taxonomy of Uromastyx species. Morphologically, U. ocellata and U. ornata were identified and cytogenetically, 2n = 36 chromosome. 16S, cyt b and 12S genes fragmentamplification shows 597, 399 and 450 base pair respectively and more A-T than G-C base pair andmore A/C than T/G base contents. While, sequences blasting in GenBank, followed by construction of phylogenetic tree revealed, 16S and cty b sequences were similar to U. ocellata sequences, andclustered together in phylogenetic tree, in contrast, 12S sequences from same species were related tosubspecies U. ornata ornata sequences and clustered together in the phylogenetic tree. Therefore, the results of this study suggest more studies on Uromastyx species in Sudan.


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