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Malaysian fruit bats phylogeny inferred using Ribosomal RNA


Japning, Jeffrine Rovie Ryan and Kho, Andy Han Guan and Kumaran, Jayaraj V. and Esa, Yuzine and Awang Husaini, Awang Ahmad Sallehin and Abdullah, Mohd Tajuddin (2008) Malaysian fruit bats phylogeny inferred using Ribosomal RNA. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 31 (1). pp. 67-77. ISSN 1511-3701; ESSN: 2231-8542


Fourteen species of the Malaysian fruit bats (Pteropodidae) were used in this DNA taxonomy using 1,334bp of the 12S ribosomal RNA (rRNA), transfer RNA (tRNA) valine and 16S rRNA gene segments. Previous studies using DNA found contradictions between morphology and molecular data in inferring the phylogeny of the fruit bats proposed by Andersen (1912). Our phylogenetic analysis using the neighbor-joining and the maximum parsimony methods did not support the monophyly of the subfamily Macroglossinae and the cynopterine group of the subfamily Pteropodinae as proposed by classical taxonomists. This is congruent with previous molecular studies. Here, we provide the first registered 12S rRNA, tRNA valine and 16S rRNA sequence records for Dyacopterus spadiceus in the GenBank database. This study represents the first attempt to infer the phylogenetic relationship of fruit bats from Malaysia using molecular methods.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: DNA phylogenetic relationship; Pteropodids; Ribosomal and transfer RNAs
Depositing User: Muizzudin Kaspol
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 06:11
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 06:11
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/18729
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