Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Canary Island great spotted woodpecker ( Dendrocopos major ) has distinct mtDNA

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:García-del-Rey, E, Delgado, G, Gonzalez, J, Wink, M
Journal:Journal of Ornithology
Date Published:2007
ISBN Number:2193-7192
Keywords:Dendrocopos, Dendrocopos major, Fringillidae, Picidae, Picoides major, Serinus, Serinus canaria
Abstract:We have analyzed nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b ( cytb ) and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 (nd2) genes to elucidate the phylogenetic status (genetic variation) of Canary Island populations of great spotted woodpeckers ( Dendrocopos major ) that are on the western fringe of the distribution range. Based on these two genes, differences are found between a clade from the Canaries and the rest of the range studied. No differences were observed within the two races found on this archipelago.
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