Although the two species of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra and R. pyrenaica) are currently classified as least-concern by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), incon-sistencies on the subspecies classification reported in literature make it challenging to assess the conservation status of the single subspecies. Previous studies relying on mitochondrial genes, some-times in combination with nuclear or Y-chromosome markers, reported the presence of clusters corresponding to the geographic distribution but highlighting ambiguities in the genus phylogeny. Here we report novel de novo assembled sequences of the mitochondrial genome from nine individ-uals, including previously unpublished R. r. balcanica and R. r. tatrica subspecies, and use them to untangle the genus phylogeny. Our results based on the full mitogenome inferred phylogeny confirm the previously reported genus subdivision in three clades and its monophyletic positioning within the Caprinae. Phylogeny and taxonomy of Rupicapra species thus remain controversial prompting for the inclusion of archeological remains to solve the controversy.

A mother’s story, mitogenome relationships in the genus rupicapra / Iacolina, L.; Buzan, E.; Safner, T.; Basic, N.; Geric, U.; Tesija, T.; Lazar, P.; Arnal, M. C.; Chen, J.; Han, J.; Sprem, N.. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 11:4(2021), p. 1065. [10.3390/ani11041065]

A mother’s story, mitogenome relationships in the genus rupicapra

Iacolina L.
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2021-01-01

Abstract

Although the two species of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra and R. pyrenaica) are currently classified as least-concern by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), incon-sistencies on the subspecies classification reported in literature make it challenging to assess the conservation status of the single subspecies. Previous studies relying on mitochondrial genes, some-times in combination with nuclear or Y-chromosome markers, reported the presence of clusters corresponding to the geographic distribution but highlighting ambiguities in the genus phylogeny. Here we report novel de novo assembled sequences of the mitochondrial genome from nine individ-uals, including previously unpublished R. r. balcanica and R. r. tatrica subspecies, and use them to untangle the genus phylogeny. Our results based on the full mitogenome inferred phylogeny confirm the previously reported genus subdivision in three clades and its monophyletic positioning within the Caprinae. Phylogeny and taxonomy of Rupicapra species thus remain controversial prompting for the inclusion of archeological remains to solve the controversy.
2021
A mother’s story, mitogenome relationships in the genus rupicapra / Iacolina, L.; Buzan, E.; Safner, T.; Basic, N.; Geric, U.; Tesija, T.; Lazar, P.; Arnal, M. C.; Chen, J.; Han, J.; Sprem, N.. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 11:4(2021), p. 1065. [10.3390/ani11041065]
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