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Title: DNA Barcoding of Simulium asakoae (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Northern Thailand
Authors: Van Lun Low
Wichai Srisuka
Atiporn Saeung
Tiong Kai Tan
Zubaidah Ya'cob
Yze Shiuan Yeong
Hiroyuki Takaoka
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 7-Sep-2020
Abstract: © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: Previous studies suggested the presence of species complex in the so-called Simulium asakoae Takaoka & Davies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Thailand due to its high morphological variability and genetic divergence. To investigate whether the true S. asakoae is present in Thailand, we performed a detailed morphological identification of S. asakoae and compared its DNA barcodes with the morphospecies S. asakoae from Myanmar and the typical S. asakoae from Malaysia. Phylogenetic analysis revealed the Thai materials analyzed in this study were indeed genetically similar with those from Myanmar and Malaysia, though genetic distances 0-2.27% were observed. We tentatively regard this divergence as intraspecific variation, and the automatic barcode gap discovery analysis further supports them as a single species.
ISSN: 19382928
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