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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Mar-2005
metadata.dc.creator: VALE, Sonia Maria Lima Santos do
TAGLIARO, Claudia Helena
BEASLEY, Colin Robert
SAMPAIO, Maria Iracilda da Cunha
MÜLLER, Ana Cláudia de Paula
Title: Taxonomic implications of molecular studies on Northern Brazilian Teredinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) specimens
Citation: SANTOS, Sonia Maria Lima et al. Taxonomic implications of molecular studies on Northern Brazilian Teredinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) specimens. Genetics and Molecular Biology, São Paulo, v. 28, n. 1, p. 175-179, mar. 2005. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 06 dez. 2010. <>.
Abstract: The current taxonomy of the Teredinidae (shipworms) is wholly based on morphology and up to now no molecular studies of the phylogeny of this group have been published. In the present study the relationships between four genera of the subfamilies Teredininae and Bankiinae were established and the efficiency of the 16S rRNA gene in characterizing four Teredinidae species was tested. Phylogenetic trees support the grouping of Bankia fimbriatula with Nausitora fusticula and of Neoteredo reynei with Psiloteredo healdi, but the genetic distances do not justify the classification of these species into two distinct subfamilies. The results show that B. fimbriatula, N. reynei and P. healdi specimens from the coast of the Brazilian state of Pará have five distinct 16S rRNA haplotypes, with one N. reynei haplotype differing from the other haplotypes in respect to at least seven sequences sites, indicating the existence of two very distinct sympatric lineages.
Keywords: Pará - Estado
Amazônia brasileira
Bivalve (Molusco)
ISSN: 1415-4757
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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