Supen WANG,Conghui LIU,Wei ZHU,et al.Tracing the Origin of the Black-spotted Frog, Pelophylax nigromaculatus, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2016,7(2):69-74.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150071]
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Tracing the Origin of the Black-spotted Frog, Pelophylax nigromaculatus, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Supen WANG1# Conghui LIU12# Wei ZHU1 Xu GAO1 and Yiming LI12*
1 Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 Yuquan Road, Shijingshan, Beijing 100049, China
Pelophylax nigromaculatus invasion genetics Xinjiang invasion route
Identifying the origin of a biological invasion is critical for controlling the invaders. To explore the geneticdiversity and identify the source region of introductions of Pelophylax nigromaculatus to the Xinjiang UyghurAutonomous Region, we sequenced 695 bp of the mitochondrial Cyt b gene in 140 individuals of P. nigromaculatus andidentified 42 haplotypes in Heilongjiang, Beijing, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Zhejiang provinces, Chongqing and the XinjiangUyghur Autonomous Region. We detected only four mitochondrial haplotypes in 20 specimens from Yining city in IliKazak Autonomous Prefecture. We traced the origin of Yining P. nigromaculatus to the Beijing and Chongqing area.Our results extend the known distribution range of this species in Asia.


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