Partial mtDNA sequencing data of vulnerable Cephalopachus bancanus from the Malaysian Borneo

Muhamad Aidil, Zahidin and Norehan, Abd Jalil and Nur Mukminah, Naharuddin and Mohd Ridwan, Abd Rahman and Millawati, Gani and Mohd Tajuddin, Abdullah (2019) Partial mtDNA sequencing data of vulnerable Cephalopachus bancanus from the Malaysian Borneo. Data in Brief, 25. ISSN 2352-3409

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Tarsier is an endangered nocturnal primate in the family Tarsiidae and is an endemic to Sundaic islands of Philippine (Carlito syrichta), Sulawesi (Tarsius tarsier-complex) and Borneo (Cephalopachus bancanus). Recent records indicated that most molecular studies were done on the Eastern Tarsier and little information for the other group of tarsiers. Here, we present a partial cytochrome b data set of C. bancanus in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Standard mist nets were deployed at strategic locations in various habitat types. A total of 18 individuals were caught, measured and weighed. Approximately, 2 × 2 mm of tissue samples were taken and preserved in molecular grade alcohol. Out of 18, only 11 samples were screened with partial mtDNA (cytochrome b) and the DNA sequences were registered in the GenBank (accession numbers: KY794797-KY794807). Phylogenetic trees were constructed with 20 additional mtDNA sequences downloaded from GenBank. The data are valuable for the management authorities to regulate the type of management units for the metapopulation to sustain population genetics integrity of tarsiers in the range countries across the Sunda Shelf.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cytochrome b gene, Population genetics, Primate, Tarsier, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 02:14
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2021 01:01

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