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Gita Kusuma Rahayu
Dedy Duryadi Solihin
Nurlisa A Butet


Channa striata or striped snakehead is one of species from family Channidae that widely distributed from India, Southern China to Southeast Asia including Indonesia. It is a commercially important freshwater fish because of its taste and health benefits. High demand of this species trigger many efforts to increase its production, one of them is genetic monitoring. This study used complete Cytochrome b gene sequence of mtDNA for determining genetic variation in wild population of C. striata. C. striata samples (n=31) from two different locations in Indonesia were amplified and analyzed using MEGA ver 7.0. Sequences of 1140 bp complete cyt b gene revealed the presence of 2 haplotypes with 1137 bp conserved sites and 3 bp variable sites (0,26%). Overlapping haplotype was observed in samples from Bekasi, however there were only one haplotype in samples from South Borneo. Interspecies genetic were analysed with species from Genebank and showed that C. striata from Indonesia has close genetic relationships with C. striata from Borneo-Indonesia (MN057164.1) with genetic distance 0%. This study also revealed that C. striata from Indonesia were phylogenetically distinct with C. striata from China with 9,2%K2P genetic distance. Complete cyt b gene has been proven for assessing phylogenetic relationships and population diversity of C. striata in Indonesia.

Channa striata , complete cyt b , population diversity

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