Baowei Zhang

Anhui University, Luchow, Anhui Sheng, China

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Publications (55)82.93 Total impact

  • Ke Fang · Chenling Zhang · Weibo Guo · Lifu Qian · Jun Wu · Baowei Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the complete mitochondrial genome of Pachytriton feii is sequenced and reported for the first time. In our result, the complete mitochondrial genome of P. feii is 16 293 bp in length. Similar to the typical mtDNA of vertebrates, it contained 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes, and 22 tRNA genes) and 1 non-coding region (D-loop). All the genes in P. feii were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and eight tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand. The phylogenetic tree was reconstructed using the Bayesian analysis method and contained two major clades. Among Pachytriton (P. feii, Pachytriton labiatus, and Pachytriton brevipes), Paramesotriton laoensis make up the first lineage.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
  • Zhaojie Peng · Tao Pan · Yaqiong Wan · Lifu Qian · Jun Wu · Baowei Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: Many bufonidae species distributed in Asia are inhabited in a variety of environments. However, there are few studies focusing on the speciation of Asia Bufonidae. In this study, we reconstruct the phylogeny tree of Asia Bufonidae with timescale in BEAST based on a multiple sequence alignment of 12S gene and 16S gene sequences from 13 Bufonidae species and whole mtDNA from five Bufonidae species. The results show that the bufonids split into two major clades. In general, there are two lineages mainly distributed on different sides of the Himalayas. According to the divergence time and distribution of the two lineages, we imply that the differentiation of Bufonidea may be closely linked to the uplift of QTP and consequent monsoon climate.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
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    ABSTRACT: Chinese skink (Eumeces chinensis) is a ground-dwelling oviparous sincid lizard, which is widely distributed in the southern Provinces of China, including Taiwan and Hainan. Here, the complete mitochondrial genome of E. chinensis (17 175 bp in length) has been analyzed for building the database. It contains 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes and 22 tRNA genes) and a non-coding region (D-loop). Overall base composition of the complete mitochondrial DNA is A (32.1%), G (14.3%), C (28.8%), and T (24.8%), so the percentage of A and T (56.9%) is slightly higher than G and C (43.1%). All the genes in E. chinensis were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and nine tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand. Our phylogeny study shows that E. chinensis and P. egregius are the sister group which belongs to the genus, Plestiodon. In addition, we also prove that Lacertidae is sister to the families, Gekkonidae and Scincidae.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
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    ABSTRACT: It is widely accepted that the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region (CR) gene evolves more quickly than protein-encoding genes, such as ND2 and Cyt b, with few exceptions. However, some species have a different evolution pattern. In the present study, we sequenced the mtDNA CR partial sequences (454 base pairs) of 142 individuals from five sampling sites of Ichthyophis bannanicus and compared the genetic diversity and structure with the information from the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 (ND2) and Cytochrome b (Cyt b) genes within this species. Extremely low genetic diversity was found in the mtDNA CR compared with those of the ND2 and Cyt b genes. These results showed that the relatively mean clock rate of the CR was broadly lower than those of the ND2 (about 2.55 times) and Cyt b (about 3.14 times) genes. Despite the extremely low genetic diversity of CR, the population structure analysis identified two groups, Xishuangbanna and Northern Vietnam-Yulin-Yangchun-Deqing, which indicated that the Red River systems may have acted as gene-flow barriers for I. bannanicus.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
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    ABSTRACT: Northern shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a middle-sized duck living in an extremely geographical range in northern hemisphere. Here, the complete mitochondrial genome of A. clypeata (16 599 bp in length) has 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). Overall base composition of the complete mitochondrial DNA is A (29.4%), G (15.7%), C (32.5%) and T (22.4%), the percentage of A and T (51.8%) is slightly higher than G and C (48.2%). All the genes in A. clypeata were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and 9 tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand. The phylogenetic relationships of 12 Anatidae species were reconstructed based on the complete mtDNA sequences using the Bayesian inference method.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
  • Zhen Zhang · Lifu Qian · Yupeng Wang · Baowei Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: Motacilla cinerea is a species of small- and medium-sized songbird in the Family Motacillidae, which is widely distributed. In this study, we determined the complete mitochondrial genome of M. cinerea. The result showed that the total length of the mitogenome was 16 825 bp and contained two ribosomal RNA genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes, and one control region. All the genes in M. cinerea were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and eight tRNA genes which are encoded on the L-strand. The phylogenetic tree was reconstructed using Bayesian analysis methods, and containing two clades: Motacilla and Anthus. The first lineage is Motacilla including M. cinerea and other nine species. The genus Anthus makes up the second group, which containing 17 species.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
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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.
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  • 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.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
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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.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
  • 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.
    No preview · Article · May 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
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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.
    No preview · Article · May 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
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    ABSTRACT: (BZ) Ichthyophis bannanicus is the only caecilian species in China. In this study, the phylogeography and population demography of I. bannanicus were explored, based on the mitochondrial DNA genes (cyt b and ND2) and 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci. Altogether 158 individuals were collected from five populations in Yunnan province, Guangxi province, Guangdong province, and Northern Vietnam. Phylogeographical and population structure analysis identified either two groups (Xishuangbanna, Northern Vietnam-Yulin-Yangchun-Deqing) or three groups (Xishuangbanna, Northern Vietnam-Yulin-Yangchun, and Deqing), indicating that the Red River and Pearl River systems may have acted as gene-flow barriers for I. bannanicus. Historical population expansion that happened 15-17 Ka ago was detected for mtDNA data and was possibly triggered by warmer weather after the Last Glacial Maximum. However, the Bayesian simulations of population history based on microsatellite data pinpointed population decline in all populations since 19,123 to 1,029 years ago, demonstrating a significant influence of anthropogenic habitat alteration on I. bannanicus.
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  • 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.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Conservation Genetics Resources
  • 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.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Mitochondrial DNA
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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.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2014 · Journal of Genetics
  • 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.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Mitochondrial DNA
  • 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.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Mitochondrial DNA
  • 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.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2014 · Mitochondrial DNA
  • 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.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · Mitochondrial DNA
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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.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · Mitochondrial DNA

Publication Stats

118 Citations
82.93 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2008-2015
    • Anhui University
      • School of Life Sciences
      Luchow, Anhui Sheng, China
  • 2014
    • Nanjing Normal University
      • School of Life Science
      Nan-ching, Jiangsu, China
  • 2004-2013
    • Chinese Academy of Sciences
      • • Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology
      • • Institute of Zoology
      Peping, Beijing, China
  • 2010
    • Yulin Normal University
      Watlam, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, China