Estimating molecular phylogeny of some Indian termites combining partial COI sequences
Mandakini Singla, Neha Goyal, RC Sobti, VL Sharma
To study the phylogenetic relationships of Indian termites (Insecta: Isoptera), mitochondrial DNA sequences of 334 bp of Cytochrome Oxidase subunit - I gene of nine species were subjected to MEGA 5.2. Phylogenetic trees were constructed using Neighbor-Joining and Maximum Likelihood methods. The results revealed the phylogenetic status of Indian termites with other species from different geographical locations. The results were also confirmed with additional molecular parameter, nucleotide composition and pairwise genetic distance.