Baowei Zhang

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

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Publications (49)95.91 Total impact

  • Mei Ding · Jun Wu · Lifu Qian · Tao Pan · Baowei Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: Lycodon flavozonatum, a species of Colubcridae family, is mainly inhabited in hilly region of forest in South China, India, Myanmar, and Vietnam. In this study, the complete mtDNA of L. flavozonatum is 17 172 bp long, which contains 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, two rRNA (12S and 16S rRNA), and two control regions and a stem-loop region. Most of these genes are encoded in the H-strand; only ND6, stem-loop and other nine tRNA genes are on the L-strand. The phylogenetic tree among the 14 Serpentiformes species was divided into three major clade; Lycodon makes up the first clade, which showed a sister relationship to the second clade, Elaphe; Hypsiglena forms the third clade and is sister to Lycodon and Elaphe. And the species of L. flavozonatum which we studied belongs to the first clade.
    Mitochondrial DNA 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2015.1066354 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the complete mitochondrial genome of Glaucidium brodiei is sequenced and reported for the first time. The mitochondrial genome is a circular molecule of 17,318 bp in length, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes and a control region. Overall base composition of the complete mitochondrial DNA is A (29.9%), G (14.1%), C (32.1%) and T (23.9%), the percentage of A and T (53.8%) is slightly higher than G and C (46.2%). All the genes in G. brodiei are distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and nine tRNA genes, which are encoded on the L-strand.
    Mitochondrial DNA 06/2015; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2015.1036252 · 1.70 Impact Factor
  • Yunhe Wu · Jie Fang · Wenbo Li · Demin Han · Hui Wang · Baowei Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: The complete mitochondrial genome of Colias erate was investigated and analyzed. The mitochondrial genome is a circular molecule of 15,184 bp, containing 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), two rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, and an A + T-rich region. The nucleotide composition of the C. erate mitogenome is strongly biased toward A + T nucleotides (81.34%). Nine protein-coding genes and 14 tRNA genes are encoded on the H strand, and the other four protein-coding genes and eight tRNA genes are encoded on the L strand. The arrangement of genes is identical to all know the Pieridae species. Finally, the phylogenetic relationships of 12 Pieridae species were reconstructed based on the nucleotide sequences of 13 mitochondrial PCGs using the Bayesian inference method. These molecular-based phylogenies support the traditional morphologically based view of relationships within the Pieridae.
    Mitochondrial DNA 05/2015; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2015.1022743 · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome was determined for Asio flammeus, which is distributed widely in geography. The length of the complete mitochondrial genome was 18,966 bp, containing 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), and 1 non-coding region (D-loop). All the genes were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and eight tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand. The D-loop of A. flammeus contained many tandem repeats of varying lengths and repeat numbers. The molecular-based phylogeny showed that our species acted as the sister group to A. capensis and the supported Asio was the monophyletic group.
    Mitochondrial DNA 05/2015; DOI:10.3109/19401736.2015.1043538 · 1.70 Impact Factor
  • PLoS ONE 04/2015; 10(4):e0125770. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0125770 · 3.23 Impact Factor
  • Xing Kang · Hui Wang · Jie Zhang · Ling Ding · Tao Pan · Baowei Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: The Tsinling Tree Toad, Hyla tsinlingensis is a tree frog endemic to the Tsinling-Dabie mountains, with a restricted and patchy distribution that is currently shrinking. Twelve novel polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite loci markers were isolated and characterized for H. tsinlingensis. The number of alleles per locus is range from 2 to 10. Values of observed heterozygosity (Ho) and expected heterozygosity (He) ranged from 0.000 to 0.579 and from 0.272 to 0.883, respectively. One locus showed deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and no linkage disequilibrium was detected. These markers should be a useful tool for further population genetic studies of H. tsinlingensis.
    Conservation Genetics Resources 03/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12686-015-0445-3 · 1.14 Impact Factor
  • Jie Fang · Yunhe Wu · Hui Wang · Zhonglou Sun · Demin Han · Baowei Zhang
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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: The authenticity of controversial species is a significant challenge for systematic biologists. Moschidae is a small family of musk deer in the Artiodactyla, composing only one genus, Moschus. Historically, the number of species in the Moschidae family has been debated. Presently, most musk deer species were restricted in the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding/adjacent areas, which implied that the evolution of Moschus might have been punctuated by the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau. In this study, we aimed to determine the evolutionary history and delimit the species in Moschus by exploring the complete mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) and other mitochondrial gene. Our study demonstrated that six species, M. leucogaster, M. fuscus, M. moschiferus, M. berezovskii, M. chrysogaster and M. anhuiensis, were authentic species in the genus Moschus. Phylogenetic analysis and molecular dating showed that the ancestor of the present Moschidae originates from Tibetan Plateau which suggested that the evolution of Moschus was prompted by the most intense orogenic movement of the Tibetan Plateau during the Pliocene age, and alternating glacial-interglacial geological eras.
    PLoS ONE 01/2015; 10(8):e0134183. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0134183 · 3.23 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
  • Zhonglou Sun · Zhaojie Peng · Longfei Hu · Tao Pan · Baowei Zhang
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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
  • Ling Ding · Maochang Chen · Tao Pan · Baowei Zhang · Yongrong Zhou · Hui Wang
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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
  • Jinyun Chen · Tao Pan · Longfei Hu · Liqian Ren · Lei Yu · Baowei Zhang
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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
  • Yupeng Wang · Shoubiao Zhou · Lifu Qian · Tao Pan · Baowei Zhang
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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
  • Lifu Qian · Chenling Zhang · Xin Huang · Tao Pan · Hui Wang · Baowei Zhang
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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
  • Jie Zhang · Mei Ding · Jiwei Qi · Haiping Chen · Baowei Zhang
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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
  • Mei Ding · Zhongming Wang · Jiwei Qi · Baowei Zhang · Jie Zhang
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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
  • Tao Song · Chenling Zhang · Xin Huang · Baowei Zhang
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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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87 Citations
95.91 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