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Phylogenetic relationships among Mahseers (Cyprindae) in Malaysia inferred from Sequencing of a cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) segment

Esa, Yuzine and Kamarudin, Kamarul Rahim and Japning, Jeffrine Rovie Ryon and A. Rahim, Khairul Adha and Daud, Siti Khalijah and Siraj, Siti Shapor and Tan, Soon Guan (2007) Phylogenetic relationships among Mahseers (Cyprindae) in Malaysia inferred from Sequencing of a cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) segment. In: 7th National Congress on Genetics, 5-7 May 2007, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.

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The present study examines the phylogenetic relationships among Tor douronensis, T. tambra, T. tambroides of the genus Tor and Neolissochilus stracheyi representing the genus Neolissochilus, by using the partial sequencing of the mitochondrial DNA cytochrome c oxidase I (COD gene. Samples were collected from various rivers throughout Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia. The phylogenetic analysis obtained by using the Neighbour Joining (NI) and Maximum Parsimony (MP) procedures supported the monophyletic status among the three mahseers, except between T. tambroides and T. tambra. The high genetic divergence separating T. douronensis and T. tambroides or T. tambra confirmed their status as distinct species. Likewise, the high genetic divergence separating the N. stracheyi lineage from the Tor lineages (7.3-L1.0%) also supported its recent reclassification from the genus Tor rnto the genus Neolissochilus. The identical haplotypes found between all the T. tambra sequences with most of the T. tambroides sequences indicated a very close genetic relationship between them. Similarly, the close genetic relationships (0-0.a%) found between T. tambroides samples from Peninsular Malaysia (kelah fish) and those from Sarawak (empurau fish) supported their taxonomic status as belonging to the same species. Phylogenetic analysis also revealed that the T. douronenszs mtDNA consisted of three highly distinct lineages (Sabah, northern and southern Sarawak), consistent with their geographical locations. However, our phylogenetic analysis did not find any T. douronensls group to be genetically more similar to T. tambroides (6.3-9.2%). Overall, the present study managed to provide useful insights into the phylogeny and taxonomy of the mahseers in Malaysia

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 4689/13006
Uncontrolled Keywords: e phylogenetic relationships
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Mr Kamarul Rahim Kamarudin
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 16:58
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 16:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13006

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