Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 517–522

Phylogenetic analysis of Veneridae (Bivalvia): Comparison of molecular and palaeontological data

  • A. Canapa
  • I. Marota
  • F. Rollo
  • E. Olmol
Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF02337522

Cite this article as:
Canapa, A., Marota, I., Rollo, F. et al. J Mol Evol (1996) 43: 517. doi:10.1007/BF02337522

Abstract

An approximately 400-by-long portion of the 16s rRNA gene sequence has been determined for the venerid clamsChamelea gallina (Chioninae),Dosinia lupinus (Dosiniinae),Pitar rudis,Callista chione (Pitarinae),Tapes decussatus,T. philippinarum,Venerupis (=Paphia)aurea (Tapetinae), andVenus verrucosa (Venerinae). Neighbor-joining and maximum parsimony trees support the results of traditional classification methods at the subfamily level but do not support the concept of a genusTapes. The transversion divergence rate estimated on the basis of the palaeontological record for theC. gallina/V. verrucosa separation and for the Pitarinae is very close (0.14–0.16% per Myr, respectively) to that of ungulates and cetaceans, while the Tapetinae exhibit a much higher (0.36% per Myr) rate.

Key words

Veneridae Bivalvia mtDNA Molecular clock 16s rDNA 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Canapa
    • 1
  • I. Marota
    • 2
  • F. Rollo
    • 2
  • E. Olmol
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Biologia e Genetica, Facoltà di ScienzeUniversià di AnconaAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Cellulare e AnimaleUniversità di CamerinoCamerinoItaly

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