International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

Molecular barcoding and phylogeny reconstruction analysis of Belionota prasina (Thunberg, 1789) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)


Seena S, Shibu Vardhanan Y

This is the first COI barcoding of Belionota prasina (Thunberg, 1789) from south India. Previously, only one COI sequence of B. prasina available from India, which was reported from North India. In this study, we sequenced and reconstructed the phylogeny of B. prasina and focused on the sequence divergence. Currently, seven sequences of COI are available in NCBI GenBank. In a maximum-likelihood phylogeny analysis, our species was found to be closely related to Indian B. prasina species. Nevertheless, interesting findings were observed in K2P divergence analysis, with our sequence showing 0.731% of divergence from the previously deposited sequence. The genetic variability of CO1 among B. prasina collected from various geographical areas is described in this study.
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How to cite this article:
Seena S, Shibu Vardhanan Y. Molecular barcoding and phylogeny reconstruction analysis of Belionota prasina (Thunberg, 1789) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 4-6
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