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Deciphering the Evolutionary History of Arowana Fishes (Teleostei, Osteoglossiformes, Osteoglossidae): Insight from Comparative Cytogenomics

Departamento de Genética e Evolução, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP 13565-090, Brazil
Laboratory of Fish Genetics, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, 27721 Liběchov, Czech Republic
Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT 2617, Australia
School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
Secretaria de Estado de Educação de Mato Grosso – SEDUC-MT, Cuiabá, MT 78049-909, Brazil
Departamento de Biologia Celular e Genética, Centro de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN 59078-970, Brazil
Institute of Human Genetics, University Hospital Jena, 07747 Jena, Germany
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Laboratório de Genética Animal, Petrópolis, Manaus, AM 69077-000, Brazil
Toxic Substances in Livestock and Aquatic Animals Research Group, KhonKaen University, Muang, KhonKaen 40002, Thailand
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(17), 4296;
Received: 13 August 2019 / Revised: 30 August 2019 / Accepted: 30 August 2019 / Published: 2 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chromosome and Karyotype Variation)
Arowanas (Osteoglossinae) are charismatic freshwater fishes with six species and two genera (Osteoglossum and Scleropages) distributed in South America, Asia, and Australia. In an attempt to provide a better assessment of the processes shaping their evolution, we employed a set of cytogenetic and genomic approaches, including i) molecular cytogenetic analyses using C- and CMA3/DAPI staining, repetitive DNA mapping, comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), and Zoo-FISH, along with ii) the genotypic analyses of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) generated by diversity array technology sequencing (DArTseq). We observed diploid chromosome numbers of 2n = 56 and 54 in O. bicirrhosum and O. ferreirai, respectively, and 2n = 50 in S. formosus, while S. jardinii and S. leichardti presented 2n = 48 and 44, respectively. A time-calibrated phylogenetic tree revealed that Osteoglossum and Scleropages divergence occurred approximately 50 million years ago (MYA), at the time of the final separation of Australia and South America (with Antarctica). Asian S. formosus and Australian Scleropages diverged about 35.5 MYA, substantially after the latest terrestrial connection between Australia and Southeast Asia through the Indian plate movement. Our combined data provided a comprehensive perspective of the cytogenomic diversity and evolution of arowana species on a timescale. View Full-Text
Keywords: biogeography; DArTseq; evolution; genetic diversity; Gondwana biogeography; DArTseq; evolution; genetic diversity; Gondwana
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de Bello Cioffi, M.; Ráb, P.; Ezaz, T.; Antonio Carlos Bertollo, L.; Lavoué, S.; Aguiar de Oliveira, E.; Sember, A.; Franco Molina, W.; Henrique Santos de Souza, F.; Majtánová, Z.; Liehr, T.; Basheer Hamid Al-Rikabi, A.; Fernanda Yano, C.; Viana, P.; Feldberg, E.; Unmack, P.; Hatanaka, T.; Tanomtong, A.; Fernandez Perez, M. Deciphering the Evolutionary History of Arowana Fishes (Teleostei, Osteoglossiformes, Osteoglossidae): Insight from Comparative Cytogenomics. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 4296.

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de Bello Cioffi M, Ráb P, Ezaz T, Antonio Carlos Bertollo L, Lavoué S, Aguiar de Oliveira E, Sember A, Franco Molina W, Henrique Santos de Souza F, Majtánová Z, Liehr T, Basheer Hamid Al-Rikabi A, Fernanda Yano C, Viana P, Feldberg E, Unmack P, Hatanaka T, Tanomtong A, Fernandez Perez M. Deciphering the Evolutionary History of Arowana Fishes (Teleostei, Osteoglossiformes, Osteoglossidae): Insight from Comparative Cytogenomics. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20(17):4296.

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de Bello Cioffi, Marcelo, Petr Ráb, Tariq Ezaz, Luiz Antonio Carlos Bertollo, Sebastien Lavoué, Ezequiel Aguiar de Oliveira, Alexandr Sember, Wagner Franco Molina, Fernando Henrique Santos de Souza, Zuzana Majtánová, Thomas Liehr, Ahmed Basheer Hamid Al-Rikabi, Cassia Fernanda Yano, Patrik Viana, Eliana Feldberg, Peter Unmack, Terumi Hatanaka, Alongklod Tanomtong, and Manolo Fernandez Perez. 2019. "Deciphering the Evolutionary History of Arowana Fishes (Teleostei, Osteoglossiformes, Osteoglossidae): Insight from Comparative Cytogenomics" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20, no. 17: 4296.

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