International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Revisiting DNA barcoding of ants (Formicidae: Hymenoptera) from India


Surya P, Sebastian CD

Partial sequencing of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene was done for 15 ant specimens representing 11 species of Formicidae. Out of the 828 species of ant accounted from India so far, only less than twenty species were properly barcoded and published. The present study revisits the barcodes of ants from India. Of the 11 barcodes generated by the present study, 6 sequences are new barcode from India and out of these 3 sequences are the novel deposits to the GenBank. The DNA barcodes generated were compared and analysed with existing conspecific, congeneric and other ant barcodes reported from India. Divergence analysis was performed within and among various taxa. Mean interspecific distance (6.8%) was approximately twice greater than mean intraspecific divergence (2.5%). Two of the unambiguous earlier barcodes from India (that of Paratrechina longicornis and Technomyrmex albipes) were reanalyzed and compared with barcodes generated from the present study.
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Surya P, Sebastian CD. Revisiting DNA barcoding of ants (Formicidae: Hymenoptera) from India. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 161-169
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