Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Naja siamensis , a cryptic species of venomous snake revealed by mtDNA sequencing

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • MtDNA
  • sequencing
  • molecular systematics
  • Naja
  • Serpentes
  • Elapidae
  • cryptic species
  • snakebite
  • antivenom
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Reptiles_v2b_00202
Auteur(s)
  • W. Wüster 1
  • R. S. Thorpe 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) School of Biological Sciences, University College of North Wales, Bangor, LL57 2UW, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
Résumé

Because of possible variation in venom composition, an understanding of venomous snake systematics is of great importance for the optimization of antivenom treatment of snakebite patients. Intraspecific variation in the morphology of many venomous snakes complicates the definition and indentification of some species when allopatric populations are involved. Selectively neutral or near-neutral mtDNA sequences can reveal evolutionary relationships obscured by ecogenetically-caused morphological variation. We use comparative sequencing of the cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 gene to reveal the existence of a widespread, cryptic species of spiting cobra from southeast Asia. This species,Naja siamensis, is widely sympatric with other Asiatic cobra species. This may be of considerable medical significance, and calls for further research into venom composition in Asiatic cobras.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - biochemistry & molecular biology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Identifiant ISTEX
341B0B23449EF903A26EB254CAA964D00938FFB7
Revue

Experientia

Année de publication
1994
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.707
Sous-corpus
  • Reptiles
Type de publication
Journal
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