Population Genetic Structure of the Lesser Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) in Arizona and Mexico

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Title:
Population Genetic Structure of the Lesser Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) in Arizona and Mexico
Author:
Ramirez, Judith
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The Leptonycteris yerbabuenae is found in southern Arizona, Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Some females are migratory, mating in southern Mexico, and migrating to maternity roosts in northern Mexico and southern Arizona to give birth. Twelve microsatellite loci markers and the Mitochondrial DNA Control Region (CR) were amplified to examine population structure and phylogenetic relationships among roosts. Twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated from L. yerbabuenae. A total of sixteen localities in AZ and Mexico were sampled. The mtDNA CR fragment resulted in 102 haplotypes. The phylogenetic analyses resulted in two clades, but no observable geographic structuring. The average FST value across all loci and all sampled localities was 0.022. Program STRUCTURE analyses indicate one population (K=1) throughout the sampling area. These results suggest movement between maternity colonies and transient roosts in Arizona, Sonora, and Chamela, Management recommendations based on these results would be to manage as a single population.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Lesser long-nosed bat; microsatellites; mitochondrial DNA; population structure; Natural Resources; bat; Leptonycteris yerbabuenae
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Culver, Melanie

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePopulation Genetic Structure of the Lesser Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) in Arizona and Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorRamirez, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorRamirez, Judithen_US
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Leptonycteris yerbabuenae is found in southern Arizona, Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Some females are migratory, mating in southern Mexico, and migrating to maternity roosts in northern Mexico and southern Arizona to give birth. Twelve microsatellite loci markers and the Mitochondrial DNA Control Region (CR) were amplified to examine population structure and phylogenetic relationships among roosts. Twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated from L. yerbabuenae. A total of sixteen localities in AZ and Mexico were sampled. The mtDNA CR fragment resulted in 102 haplotypes. The phylogenetic analyses resulted in two clades, but no observable geographic structuring. The average FST value across all loci and all sampled localities was 0.022. Program STRUCTURE analyses indicate one population (K=1) throughout the sampling area. These results suggest movement between maternity colonies and transient roosts in Arizona, Sonora, and Chamela, Management recommendations based on these results would be to manage as a single population.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectLesser long-nosed baten_US
dc.subjectmicrosatellitesen_US
dc.subjectmitochondrial DNAen_US
dc.subjectpopulation structureen_US
dc.subjectNatural Resourcesen_US
dc.subjectbaten_US
dc.subjectLeptonycteris yerbabuenaeen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNatural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCulver, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMedellin-Legorreta, Rodrigo A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPetryszyn, Yaren_US
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