Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the Bang's leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros turpis

Lazaro M. Echenique-Diaz, Jun Yokoyama, Masakado Kawata, Syuiti Abe, Yasuyuki Ishibashi

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Abstract

The Bang's leaf-nose bat, Hipposideros turpis, is an endangered cave-dwelling species inhabiting the southwesternmost islands of Japan. We isolated six dinucleotide microsatellite markers from the partial genomic library of the bat, and examined their allelic variation using a sample (N = 33) from the largest colony in Japan. All the loci showed a moderate allelic variation ranging from two to eight alleles, with the observed heterozygosities from 0.33 to 0.73, and conformed to Hardy-Weinberg expectations. The present microsatellite markers will be useful in assessing population genetic structure and gene flow among populations of this species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-397
Number of pages2
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Bang's leaf-nosed bat
  • Chiroptera
  • Endangered species
  • Hipposideridae
  • PCR
  • Simple sequence repeat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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