Genetic structure and preliminary findings of cryptic diversity of the Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides valenciennes: Cyprinidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite analyses

Yuzine, Esa and Khairul Adha, Abdul Rahim (2013) Genetic structure and preliminary findings of cryptic diversity of the Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides valenciennes: Cyprinidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite analyses. BioMed Research International, 2013 (2013). ISSN 2314-6133

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Abstract

This study examines the population genetic structure of Tor tambroides, an important freshwater fish species in Malaysia, using fifteen polymorphic microsatellite loci and sequencing of 464 base pairs of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) gene. A total of 152 mahseer samples were collected from eight populations throughout the Malaysia river system. Microsatellites results found high levels of intrapopulation variations, but mitochondrial COI results found high levels of interpopulations differentiation. The possible reasons for their discrepancies might be the varying influence of genetic drift on each marker or the small sample sizes used in most of the populations. The Kelantan population showed very low levels of genetic variations using both mitochondrial and microsatellite analyses. Phylogenetic analysis of the COI gene found a unique haplotype (ER8*), possibly representing a cryptic lineage of T. douronensis, from the Endau-Rompin population. Nevertheless, the inclusion of nuclear microsatellite analyses could not fully resolve the genetic identity of haplotype ER8* in the present study. Overall, the findings showed a serious need for more comprehensive and larger scale samplings, especially in remote river systems, in combination with molecular analyses using multiple markers, in order to discover more cryptic lineages or undescribed "genetic species" of mahseer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cytochrome c oxidase, cytochrome c oxidase I, mitochondrial DNA, unclassified drug, microsatellite DNA, mitochondrial DNA, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 04:44
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 04:44
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16518

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