Genome size of Neotropical Chiroptera: a preliminary report

Maria Oliveira Miranda, Silvia Garagna, Antonio Perez-Zapata, Marisol Aguilera, Carlo Alberto Redi, Ernesto Capanna

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Abstract

Seventeen species of bats of Venezuelan highland forest, pertaining to three families (Phyllostomidae, Mormoopidae, and Vespertilionidae) were considered for genome size (g.s.) evaluation. Feulgen stained lymphocytes were microdensitometrically evaluated from two blood smears for each individual. The g.s. we got range from 4.5 pg for Lonchorhina aurita (Phyllostominae, Phyllostomidae) to 5.9 pg for Carollia perspicillata (Carollinae, Phyllostomidae). These values are among the lowest for homeothermic vertebrates, and agree with the reported values for paleoarctic bats. The possible function and evolutionary role were briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalRendiconti Lincei
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997

Keywords

  • Chiroptera
  • Genome size
  • Neotropic, Evolution
  • Venezuela

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Miranda, M. O., Garagna, S., Perez-Zapata, A., Aguilera, M., Redi, C. A., & Capanna, E. (1997). Genome size of Neotropical Chiroptera: a preliminary report. Rendiconti Lincei, 8(4), 265-272. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03002456