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Genetic diversity of horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas) in Malaysia revealed using microsatellite markers

Mohamed, Rozihan and Ismail, Endom and John, Akbar and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal and Mohd Adnan, Adura (2013) Genetic diversity of horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas) in Malaysia revealed using microsatellite markers. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8 (1). pp. 63-72. ISSN 1683-9919

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The genetic structure of horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas) populations were examined using 18 microsatellite markers. Samples were collected from 2 stations of east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and one station from East Malaysia. All the observed allelic frequency showed no significant variation between sampling stations (p>0.05). Mean allelic richness (Ar) was greater in Sarawak population (4.83) followed by Pahang (4.24) and Terengganu (3.57) samples with the overall mean allelic richness of 4.21. Mean inbreeding coefficient (FIS) value was higher in Sarawak population (0.37) followed by Terengganu (0.31) and Pahang population (0.17). The genetic differentiation (FST value) and genetic distance between geographically closer populations was smaller compared to geographically isolated populations. Due to the dwindling population size of horseshoe crabs in Malaysian coast line, present data provides new information in assisting proper management and conservation of this living fossil.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3575/29065
Uncontrolled Keywords: horseshoe crab, fishery management, microsatellite markers, Tachypleus gigas
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Professor Ahmed Jalal Khan Chowdhury
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 13:46
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 10:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29065

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