Research Article

Population genetic structure and historical demography of the ground beetle Chlaenius costiger in the Tsinling-Dabashan Mountains of central China

Published: April 17, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (2) : 3579-3589 DOI: 10.4238/2015.April.17.7

Abstract

Population genetic structure and demographic history of the ground beetle Chlaenius costiger (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the Tsinling-Dabashan Mountains of central China were estimated using mitochondrial DNA sequences (Cox1-tRNALeu-Cox2) of 144 individuals from 16 local populations. The high haplotype diversity was accompanied by low nucleotide diversity. Phylogenetic analysis (Bayesian inference) of the 43 haplotypes revealed no phylogeographic structure. Analysis of molecular variance suggested that most of the variation was attributed to within population variation (79.26%). Mantel test results showed a significant correlation between the genetic distance and geographical distance of the populations with a correlation coefficient equal to 0.216964 (P = 0.0471

Population genetic structure and demographic history of the ground beetle Chlaenius costiger (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the Tsinling-Dabashan Mountains of central China were estimated using mitochondrial DNA sequences (Cox1-tRNALeu-Cox2) of 144 individuals from 16 local populations. The high haplotype diversity was accompanied by low nucleotide diversity. Phylogenetic analysis (Bayesian inference) of the 43 haplotypes revealed no phylogeographic structure. Analysis of molecular variance suggested that most of the variation was attributed to within population variation (79.26%). Mantel test results showed a significant correlation between the genetic distance and geographical distance of the populations with a correlation coefficient equal to 0.216964 (P = 0.0471