Genetic diversity and distinctiveness of the Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) of the Klias Peninsula, Sabah, Malaysia

Jason, Munshi South and Henry Bernard, (2011) Genetic diversity and distinctiveness of the Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) of the Klias Peninsula, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal Of Heredity , 102 (3). pp. 342-346. ISSN 0022-1503

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esr013

Abstract

In this study, we sequenced a partial segment of the mitochondrial control region from 21 proboscis monkeys of the Klias peninsula, the last large population remaining on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Our results showed that this population retains substantial genetic variation, and subpopulations from different river systems in the central and southern portions of the Klias share multiple haplotypes. We also compared our data with previously generated sequences from 2 eastern populations of proboscis monkeys in Sabah and found little evidence of regional genetic structure. Based on these results, we argue that conservation efforts should focus on restoring connectivity between central and southern Klias peninsula proboscis monkeys and discuss future analyses needed to better understand the mitochondrial structure of proboscis monkeys in Sabah.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Control region, Noninvasive genetics, Peat swamp, phylogeography, Population structure, Primates
Subjects:?? QL700-739.8 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ID Code:1481
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:10 Aug 2011 15:49
Last Modified:16 Feb 2015 12:34

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