Baowei Zhang

Nanjing Normal University, Nan-ching, Jiangsu Sheng, China

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Publications (42)81.5 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Abstract The complete mitochondrial genome of Pieris canidia was investigated and analyzed. The mitochondrial genome is a circular molecule of 15,153 bp, containing 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes and an A+T-rich region. The nucleotide composition of the P. canidia mitogenome is strongly biased toward A+T nucleotides (79.66%). Nine protein-coding genes and 14 tRNA genes are encoded on the H strand, and the other 4 protein-coding genes and 8 tRNA genes are encoded on the L strand. The arrangement of genes is identical to all know the genus Pieris species.
    Mitochondrial DNA 01/2015; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.1003857 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mitochondrial genomes have proved to be powerful tools in resolving phylogenetic relationships. Emberiza chrysophrys (least concern species: IUCN 2013) is a passerine bird in the bunting family, Emberizidae. The complete mitochondrial genome of E. chrysophrys was sequenced. This circular mitochondrial genome was 16,803 bp in length, with an A+T content of 52.26%, containing 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), two rRNAs, 22 tRNAs and a putative control region (CR). The CR of E. chrysophrys was divided into three conserved domains. Six conserved sequence boxes in the central conserved domain II were identified as F, E, D, C, b and B. An obvious positive AT-skew and negative GC-skew bias were found for all 28 genes encoded by the H strand, whereas it was the reverse in the remaining nine genes encoded by the L strand. Remarkable rate heterogeneity was present in the mitochondrial genome of E. chrysophrys. Notably, unusual slow rate of evolution in the mitochondrial CR of E. chrysophrys was detected, which is rarely seen in other birds. Phylogenetic analyses were carried out based on 13 PCGs that showed E. pusilla was the sister group of E. rustica, and the monophyly of Emberiza was established.
    Journal of Genetics 12/2014; 93(3):699-707. DOI:10.1007/s12041-014-0428-2 · 1.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Emberiza elegans is a common bunting with very wide geographical distribution. In this paper, the complete mitochondrial genome of E. elegans (16,779 bp in length) was analyzed for building the database. The results showed that it contained 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes and one control region. The base composition of mtDNA was A (29.4%), G (14.7%), C (32.7%), and T (23.2%), therefore, the percentage of A and T (52.6%) was slightly higher than G and C (47.4%). All the genes in E. elegans were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and ten tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand.
    Mitochondrial DNA 09/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.963816 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we determined the complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial (mt) genome of Chinese hare, Lepus sinensis (Leporidae: Lepus) by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. The entire mtDNA sequence is 17,483 nucleotides long and contains 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal tRNA 22 transfer RNA gens and one long non-coding region known as the control region. The mt gene arrangement of L. sinensis is identical to those typical for vertebrates.
    Mitochondrial DNA 09/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.961134 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Emberiza rutila is a passerine bird of eastern Asia which belongs to the genus Emberiza in the bunting family Emberizidae. The complete mitochondrial genome of E. rutila was obtained for the first time in this study. The circular genome (16,803 bp in length) consists of 37 typical animal mitochondrial genes (13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes) and 1 control region. Overall base composition of the complete mitochondrial DNA was 30% A, 22.8% T, 32.8% C and 14.3% G. Except for 8 tRNA genes and ND6 gene, the relative position and orientation of all the genes were identical to those of most vertebrates.
    Mitochondrial DNA 08/2014; 25(4):284-285. DOI:10.3109/19401736.2013.796459 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Ixobrychus flavicollis is the largest bittern in Ixobrychus which has very wide geographical range. In our results, the complete mitochondrial genome of I. flavicollis is 17,016 bp in length. Thirteen protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes, twenty-two tRNA genes and one non-coding region (D-loop) are present in this mitochondrial genome. No special arrangement when compared with other typical mitochondrial of vertebrates. The percentage of A and T (56.7%) was slightly higher than G and C.
    Mitochondrial DNA 06/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.926486 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract The mitochondrial genome of Aythya ferina (Anatidae: Aythya) is a circular molecule of 16,616 bp in length, containing 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, 22 transfer RNA genes and one control region (D-loop). Overall base composition of the complete mitochondrial DNA was 29.42% A, 22.19% T, 32.83% C and 15.56% G. All the genes in A. ferina were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and eight tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand.
    Mitochondrial DNA 06/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.926509 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Dinodon rufozonatum is a species of nocturnal snake in the family Colubridae, which is native to East Asia. In this study, we determined the complete mitochondrial genome of D. rufozonatum. The results showed that the total length of the mitogenome was 17,188 bp and contained 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, 2 control regions and 1 stem-loop region. Overall base composition of the complete mitochondrial DNA was A (34.37%), G (12.61%), C (28.24%), and T (24.78%), so the percentage of A and T (59.15%) was slightly higher than G and C. All the genes in D. rufozonatum were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and ten transfer RNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand.
    Mitochondrial DNA 06/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.926510 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Hemisalanx brachyrostralis belonging to the family Salangidae is endemic to the Yangtze River. This species has been listed on the Chinese Red List because of the serious decrease in its resources. In this study, we analyzed the complete mtDNA (16588 bp long) of H. brachyrostralis. Overall base composition of the genome is 25.1% A, 25.4% T, 18.7% G, and 30.8% C. The complete mtDNA contains 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes (12S rRNA and 16S rRNA), and 1 control region. Apart from the ND6 gene and nine tRNA genes encoded on the L-strand, most of the genes are on the H-strand. H. brachyrostralis has the lowest genetic diversity among the Salangid species, so further studies on conservation genetics must be conducted.
    Mitochondrial DNA 06/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.919465 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We developed 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from Tetraena mongolica genomic libraries, from a small area in western Inner Mongolia, China. Polymorphisms detected in 18 individuals ranged from 3 to 18 alleles per locus. The observed and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.444 to 0.944 and 0.586 to 0.948, respectively. The polymorphic information content value ranged from about 0.505 to 0.916. Three loci showed significant deviations from the Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium, while we did not detect any linkage between loci. These markers show high levels of polymorphism, and are of use for future studies.
    Conservation Genetics Resources 06/2014; 6(2):297-299. DOI:10.1007/s12686-013-0135-y · 1.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Salanx cuvieri, a salangid species endemic to China, is mainly distributed in the coastal waters in South China. In this study, we have studied the complete mitochondrial genome of the S. cuvieri. The results show that the complete mtDNA of S. cuvieri is 16,588 bp in length, which contains 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes (12S rRNA and 16S rRNA), and 1 control region (CR). The base composition of the genome is 25.3% A, 24% T, 18.2% G, and 32.1% C. Most of the genes are existed in the H-strand, except for the ND6 and other 9 tRNA genes which are encoded on L-strand. A recent study on S. cuvieri has revealed that significant genetic differentiations are found among populations inhabiting different estuaries, so our result can contribute to the preservation of this endangered species.
    Mitochondrial DNA 05/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.919464 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Eumeces elegans is a kind of blue-tailed lizard in the genus Eumeces, and widely distributed in southern provinces of China. We sequenced and characterized the complete mitochondrial genome of Eumeces elegans. The total length of the complete mitochondrial genome was 17,304 bp with 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNAs, two rRNAs and a control regions. The overall base composition of Eumeces elegans was 31.0% A, 15.0% G, 29.8% C, and 24.2% T. ND6 subunit gene and eight tRNA genes were encoded on the L-stand, and other genes were distributed on the H-strand.
    Mitochondrial DNA 04/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.913158 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Aix galericula has very wide geographical range in eastern Asia. Here, the complete mitochondrial genome of A. galericula (16,605 bp in length) been analyzed for building the database. Similar to the typical mtDNA of vertebrates, it contained 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes and 22 tRNA genes) and a non-coding region (D-loop). All the genes in A. galericula were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and 10 tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand.
    Mitochondrial DNA 03/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.892096 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Aetobatus flagellum is 20,201 bp long and consists of 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes and 1 control region (CR). The base composition of the genome is 30.9% A, 28.2% T, 27.1% C and 13.8% G. Comparing mtDNA of elasmobranchs submitted in NCBI, our study not only identified the longest mitochondrial genome with 4490 bp CR in A. flagellum, but also strongly revealed that records in the northwest Pacific may belong to a separate species from those distributed in Indonesia.
    Mitochondrial DNA 01/2014; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2013.855740 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Twelve highly polymorphic microsatellite markers were isolated and characterized for the frog Yerana yei. Loci were isolated from a genomic library from Y. yei enriched for (ATAG)n repetitive elements. We designed primers that reliably amplified twelve polymorphic loci and tested them on 32 individuals from two populations. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 3–20, the observed and expected heterozygosity ranged within 0.500–1.000 and 0.752–0.964 respectively, and the polymorphic information content (PIC) value ranged from 0.683–0.930. These microsatellite markers could be valuable in future research concerning the conservation genetics and molecular ecology of this species.
    Conservation Genetics Resources 12/2013; 5(4). DOI:10.1007/s12686-013-9928-2 · 1.14 Impact Factor
  • Hui Wang, Xia Luo, Wenbo Shi, Baowei Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: Fourteen novel polymorphic microsatellite markers were isolated and characterized for Muntiacus reevesi, a small deer species. An (AG)n enriched library was created from two individuals following the FIASCO protocol (Fast Isolation by AFLP of Sequences COtaining repeats). 14 primers were designed from 98 microsatellite sequences and tested in 32 samples. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 13 and the expected heterozygosities from 0.123 to 0.916. The loci had an average polymorphic information content value of 0.676. Five loci showed significant deviations from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium and no linkage disequilibrium was detected. These markers should be a useful tool for further population genetic studies of Muntiacus reevesi.
    Conservation Genetics Resources 12/2013; 5(4). DOI:10.1007/s12686-013-9989-2 · 1.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Naemorhedus griseus, vulnerable animal, has undergone a significant decline. Here, we analyzed the complete mitochondrial genome (16,554 bp in length) to supplement the database of N. griseus. The complete mtDNA of N. griseus contained 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes and 22 tRNA genes) and a non-coding region (D-loop). Additionally, a rep-origin (32 bp) exists which located between tRNA(Asn) and tRNA(Cys).
    Mitochondrial DNA 10/2013; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2013.836512 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) was taken to the brink of extinction in the 1980s through a combination of deforestation, large-scale loss of bamboo in the core of its range, poaching, and zoo collection, causing over 1000 deaths from the 1950s. It was thought that the drastic population decline was likely to impose a severe impact on population viability. Here, based on temporal genotyping of individuals, we show that this rapid decline did not significantly reduce the overall effective population size and genetic variation of this species, or of the two focal populations (Minshan and Qionglai) that declined the most. These results are contrary to previously assumptions, probably because the population decline has not produced the expected negative impact due to the short time scale involved (at most 10 generations), or because previous surveys underestimated the population size at the time of decline. However, if present-day habitat fragmentation and limited migration of giant pandas remains, we predict a loss of genetic diversity across the giant pandas' range in the near future. Thus, our findings highlight the substantial resilience of this species when facing demographic and environmental stochasticity, but key conservation strategies, such as enhancing habitat connectivity and habitat restoration should be immediately implemented to retain the extant genetic variation and maintain long-term evolutionary potential of this endangered species.
    Ecology 10/2013; 94(10):2346-57. DOI:10.1890/12-1451.1 · 5.00 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Emberiza cioides is a passerine bird of eastern Asia which belongs to the genus Emberiza in the bunting family Emberizidae. The complete mitochondrial genome of E. cioides was obtained for the first time. The circular genome (16,765 bp in length) consists of 37 typical animal mitochondrial genes (13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes) and 1 control region. Except for 8 tRNA genes and ND6 gene, all the genes were distributed in plus strand which were identical to those of most vertebrates.
    Mitochondrial DNA 09/2013; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2013.825782 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract The Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) is a common large duck with widely geographic distribution. In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of A. acuta (16,599 bp in length) was been analyzed for building the database. Similar to the typical mtDNA of vertebrates, it contained 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes and 22 tRNA genes) and a non-coding region (D-loop). All the genes in A. acuta were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and 10 tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand.
    Mitochondrial DNA 09/2013; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2013.825783 · 1.70 Impact Factor

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75 Citations
81.50 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2014
    • Nanjing Normal University
      Nan-ching, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • 2008–2014
    • Anhui University
      • School of Life Sciences
      Luchow, Anhui Sheng, China
  • 2004–2013
    • Chinese Academy of Sciences
      • • Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology
      • • Institute of Zoology
      Peping, Beijing, China