Cytochrome b gene based classification of species: Example of Apodemus sylvaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia: Rodentia)

Abstract : 

This research is based on the analyses of Cytochrome b gene of Apodemus sylvaticus in Kırıkkale Province between August 2009 and September 2010. Diagnostic characters of the species were also recorded. The DNA isolation of tissue sample which was obtained from auricle was carried out and mitochondrial Cytochrome b gene was amplified via Polymerase Chain Reaction for the first time in Turkey and 139 and 154 base pair were obtained respectively. Results were compared with that of Gene Bank and the Cytochrome b gene sequence is 96% identical with that of Apodemus hermonensis (A. witherbyi). Although the base pair obtained for comparison is short, it is understood that the Cytochrome b gene can be regarded as a useful tool for the differentiation of some Apodemus species


Keyword : 

Forest mouse,Apodemus sylvaticus, Cytochrome b gene, Turkey


Author(s) : , T. Dilek, İ. Albayrak, H. Ün
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