Genetic Structuring in Riverine Population of Channa striata (Bloch, 1793) from India using Cytochrome Oxidase I Gene

  • Vishwamitra Singh Baisvar
  • Ravindra KumarEmail author
  • Mahender Singh
  • Ajay Kumar Singh
  • U. K. Chauhan
  • Naresh Sahebrao Nagpure
  • Basdeo Kushwaha
Research Article


The freshwater snakehead murrel fish, Channa striata, is a commercially important and potential candidate species for aquaculture. Sequences of 655 bp long cytochrome oxidase I fragments from 115 individuals, belonging to nine geographically isolated from riverine ecosystems of India, was used for genetic diversity studies. The result indicated 33 polymorphic sites with 31 parsimonious-info and 8 singletons, which revealed the presence of 16 haplotypes with haplotype diversity (H) range from 0.4190 to 0.7424. H2 was found as ancestral haplotype with frequency of 18 individuals. C. striata populations in river Chaliyar showed distinct mitochondrial lineage with maximum 23 points mutations between mv1 to H12 and H3 to H13. The Analysis of Molecular Variance and Fst scores represented the genetic dispersal of C. striata in Indian water. Generally, moderate to high Fst scores were observed in geographically isolated C. striata populations. The finding of analysis suggests a single panmictic population of C. striata across the nine rivers of India.


Channa striata COI Genetic diversity Mitochondrial DNA Phylo-geography 



The authors are grateful to the Director, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow for the financial as well as laboratories supports and encouragement.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vishwamitra Singh Baisvar
    • 1
  • Ravindra Kumar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mahender Singh
    • 1
  • Ajay Kumar Singh
    • 1
  • U. K. Chauhan
    • 2
  • Naresh Sahebrao Nagpure
    • 3
  • Basdeo Kushwaha
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Biology and Biotechnology DivisionICAR- National Bureau of Fish Genetic ResourcesLucknowIndia
  2. 2.School of Environmental BiologyAwadhesh Pratap Singh UniversityRewaIndia
  3. 3.Fish Genetics and Biotechnology DivisionICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries EducationMumbaiIndia

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