Published On Oct 26, 2012 | Issue 1 | Volume 17 2011

MITOCHONDRIAL DNA MTDNA VARIATION OF SULAWESI BLACK MACAQUE Macaca nigra LIVED IN TWO NATIONAL PARKS TANGKOKO AND DUA SAUDARA OF NORTH SULAWESI

Hapry F.N. Lapian
Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Sam Ratulangi University, Manado. 0431-863186
Abstract

Hypervariable II (HVII) regions of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) D-loop regions of Macaca nigra lived in Tangkoko and Dua  Saudara National Parks have been analysed. An approximately 600 base pairs (bp) of HVII regions was sequenced to characterize  genetic variation among 20 samples of Macaca nigra lived in Tangkoko and Dua Saudara National Parks. Using an outgroup of Macaca  fascicularis of Kalimantan, a neighbor-joining and maximum parsimony trees both identified that all DNA samples of Macaca nigra were arranged in similar cluster. The low nucleotide diversity among samples of Macaca nigra in Tangkoko and Dua Saudara suggests  either there is a direct mix among species or that they may have similar ancestor among them.

Key words: Macaca nigra, mtDNA, D-loop Region, Genetic Diversity, Tangkoko-Dua Saudara

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