A Study of DNA Barcoding on 32 Species of Bird in China
Author of the article:MA Ming-yi1, YAN Ying1, WANG Yi-wei1, LI Jing2*, CAI Yan-sen1*, LI Jia-ling1
Author's Workplace：(1. Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, Sichuan Province 646000, China; 2. Key Laboratory of Conservation Biology on Endangered Wildlife, Sichuan Province, College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China)
Key Words：DNA barcode; COⅠ; animal; species identification
DNA barcoding has been proposed as a promising tool for the rapid species identification in a wide range of animal taxa. In this study, the ~648 bp mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit Ⅰ (COⅠ) gene of 61 individuals from 32 bird species was analyzed. By applying three methods (distance based method, monophyly-based method, and diagnostic characters), our result shows that COⅠ is able to distinguish all species studied. The present study validated the effectiveness of barcoding for the identification of birds.