Genetic diversity of the cave roosting dusky fruit bat, Penthetor lucasi from Sarawak

Mohd Ridwan, Abd Rahman and Manivannan, Yuvarajan and Roberta Chaya Tawie, Tingga and Faisal Ali, Anwarali Khan (2019) Genetic diversity of the cave roosting dusky fruit bat, Penthetor lucasi from Sarawak. Malaysian Applied Biology, 48 (3). pp. 167-179. ISSN 0126-8643

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Previous studies have revealed a high genetic divergence in Penthetor lucasi population in Sarawak, indicating it may consist of multiple genetic lineages. However, these studies are not accompanied by morphological data from the studied population suggesting this may be an effect of isolation by distance, especially with small sampling coverage. Here, we provide information based on D-loop sequence analysis from 32 individuals of Penthetor lucasi collected from four different regions in Sarawak. Our results revealed a high haplotype diversity and low nucleotide diversity, suggesting that these populations are possibly recovering from a recent geological and climatic event. However, neutrality test and mismatch distributions showed longterm population stability with no population subdivision observed among the studied populations. The moderate to high level of gene flow found in this study indicates that Penthetor lucasi population is likely panmictic. Meanwhile, the low level of genetic divergence value among and within populations could account for the absence of species complexity in this study. Our result highlighted the importance of sampling coverage in proper assessment of species diversity especially in species with wide distribution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complexity, D-Loop, divergence, gene flow, panmictic, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Pre-University Studies
Depositing User: Abd Rahman @ Tahir
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 00:19
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2021 00:21

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