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Contrasting genetic structure in two co-distributed species of old world fruit bat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21085717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fulvous fruit bat (Rousettus leschenaulti) and the greater short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx) are two abundant and widely co-distributed Old World fruit bats in Southeast and East Asia. The former species forms large colonies in caves while the latter roots in small groups in trees. To test whether these differences in social organization and roosting ecology are associated with contrasting patterns of gene flow, we used mtDNA and nuclear loci to characterize population genetic subdivision and phylogeographic histories in both species sampled from China, Vietnam and India. Our analyses from R. leschenaulti using both types of marker revealed little evidence of genetic structure across the study region. On the other hand, C. sphinx showed significant genetic mtDNA differentiation between the samples from India compared with China and Vietnam, as well as greater structuring of microsatellite genotypes within China. Demographic analyses indicated signatures of past rapid population expansion in both taxa, with more recent demographic growth in C. sphinx. Therefore, the relative genetic homogeneity in R. leschenaulti is unlikely to reflect past events. Instead we suggest that the absence of substructure in R. leschenaulti is a consequence of higher levels of gene flow among colonies, and that greater vagility in this species is an adaptation associated with cave roosting.
Jinping Chen; Stephen J Rossiter; Jonathan R Flanders; Yanhong Sun; Panyu Hua; Cassandra Miller-Butterworth; Xusheng Liu; Koilmani E Rajan; Shuyi Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  PloS one     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1932-6203     ISO Abbreviation:  PLoS ONE     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-04-27     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101285081     Medline TA:  PLoS One     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e13903     Citation Subset:  IM    
Guangdong Entomological Institute, Guangzhou, China.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Chiroptera / classification,  genetics*,  growth & development*
Cluster Analysis
Cytochromes b / genetics
DNA, Mitochondrial / chemistry,  genetics
Genetic Variation*
Microsatellite Repeats / genetics
Molecular Sequence Data
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Mitochondrial; 9035-37-4/Cytochromes b

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