Molecular data confirm the presence of Nycticebus bengalensis on Langkawi island, Malaysia

Badrul Munir Md. Zain, Khairul Sya’Adah Mohhoyua, Nor Rahman Aifat, Ehwan Ngadi, Norshaqinah Ayob, Jeffrine Japning Rovie-Ryan, Ahmad Ampeng, Abd Rahman Mohd-Ridwan, Mary E. Blair, Muhammad Abu Bakar Abdul-Latiff

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Abstract

Recent taxonomic reviews have stated the possibility of Bengal Slow Loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) presence in the Northern part of the Malay Peninsula. This study aims to confirm the presence of the Bengal Slow Loris in Malaysia by sequencing the mitochondrial COI gene from samples collected from Langkawi Island, Peninsular Malaysia, and Borneo. Phylogenetic analyses produced tree topologies that support the grouping of slow loris samples by their localities. The tree topologies further show that slow loris samples from Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia form two distinct clades. The clade from Peninsular Malaysia was divided into two subclades, Langkawi and Selangor. The Langkawi slow loris subclade includes sequences from GenBank representing N. bengalensis, supported by a high bootstrap value. This mitochondrial DNA finding has a significant contribution to indicate the presence of the Bengal Slow Loris in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1120
Number of pages6
JournalBiodiversitas
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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Lorisidae
Malaysia
Islands
Borneo
topology
Mitochondrial Genes
sampling
Nucleic Acid Databases
Nycticebus
Mitochondrial DNA
mitochondrial DNA
phylogeny

Keywords

  • Biogeography
  • Malaysian primates
  • Nycticebus bengalensis
  • Nycticebus coucang
  • Phylogeny
  • Slow loris

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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science

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Md. Zain, B. M., Mohhoyua, K. SA., Aifat, N. R., Ngadi, E., Ayob, N., Rovie-Ryan, J. J., ... Abdul-Latiff, M. A. B. (2019). Molecular data confirm the presence of Nycticebus bengalensis on Langkawi island, Malaysia. Biodiversitas, 20(4), 1115-1120. https://doi.org/10.13057/biodiv/d200424

Molecular data confirm the presence of Nycticebus bengalensis on Langkawi island, Malaysia. / Md. Zain, Badrul Munir; Mohhoyua, Khairul Sya’Adah; Aifat, Nor Rahman; Ngadi, Ehwan; Ayob, Norshaqinah; Rovie-Ryan, Jeffrine Japning; Ampeng, Ahmad; Mohd-Ridwan, Abd Rahman; Blair, Mary E.; Abdul-Latiff, Muhammad Abu Bakar.

In: Biodiversitas, Vol. 20, No. 4, 01.04.2019, p. 1115-1120.

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Md. Zain, BM, Mohhoyua, KSA, Aifat, NR, Ngadi, E, Ayob, N, Rovie-Ryan, JJ, Ampeng, A, Mohd-Ridwan, AR, Blair, ME & Abdul-Latiff, MAB 2019, 'Molecular data confirm the presence of Nycticebus bengalensis on Langkawi island, Malaysia', Biodiversitas, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 1115-1120. https://doi.org/10.13057/biodiv/d200424
Md. Zain, Badrul Munir ; Mohhoyua, Khairul Sya’Adah ; Aifat, Nor Rahman ; Ngadi, Ehwan ; Ayob, Norshaqinah ; Rovie-Ryan, Jeffrine Japning ; Ampeng, Ahmad ; Mohd-Ridwan, Abd Rahman ; Blair, Mary E. ; Abdul-Latiff, Muhammad Abu Bakar. / Molecular data confirm the presence of Nycticebus bengalensis on Langkawi island, Malaysia. In: Biodiversitas. 2019 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 1115-1120.
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