Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for two species of phyllostomid bats from the Greater Antilles (Erophylla sezekorni and Macrotus waterhousii)

Kevin L. Murray, Theodore H. Fleming, Michael S. Gaines, Dean A. Williams

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Abstract

We developed 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the buffy flower bat (Erophylla sezekorni) and 10 loci for Waterhouse's big-eared bat (Macrotus waterhousii). In E. sezekorni, we tested 65 individuals from three islands, Cuba, Exuma, and Abaco. Mean number of alleles per locus was 10.7 (range 5-20). In M. waterhousii, we tested 39 individuals from one island, Exuma. Mean number of alleles per locus was 6.9 (range 4-13). We will use these markers to study the phylogeography and mating system of these species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-598
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Erophylla sezekorni
  • Macrotus waterhousii
  • Microsatellites
  • Phyllostomidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics

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