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Phylogenetic analysis for Endemic Fritillaria baskilensis Behçet (Liliaceae): Evidence from cpDNA “trn” sequences

Biological Diversity and Conservation (Biyolojik Çeşitlilik ve Koruma), 14(3): 431-441 (2021)
1Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
2Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, Inonu University, 44280, Malatya, Turkey
3Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, Bitlis Eren University, 13000, Bitlis, Turkey
4Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey

Yilmaz Sancar et al. 2021


Fritillaria baskilensis, which was first collected from Elazig - Baskil district in 1998 and introduced to the scientific world as a new species, is one of Turkey's endemic inverted tulip species. This study aims to determine the systematic relationships between Fritillaria baskilensis and other Fritillaria species using molecular techniques. Also, as a result of this study, we tried to determine for the first time in which subgenus the endemic species in question will take place. After the DNA isolation with the CTAB method, the trnT-trnL3' region of 5 samples was amplified by using trna and trnd primers, and a total of 27 Fritillaria species were analyzed together with 2 outgroups in the MEGA program, together with other sequence information obtained from NCBI. While our analyzes are consistent with the literature, the fact that F. baskilensis is in the same branch as members of the subgenus Fritillaria suggests that F. baskilensis is included in this subgenus. This study is very important as it is the first molecular-based study using sequence information from F. baskilensis populations, and the new “trn” gene region haplotypes of the mentioned species were determined by us for the first time and added to the GenBank database.

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