Population substructuring in Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorJacobs, David
dc.contributor.advisorHarley, Eric
dc.contributor.authorMiller-Butterworth, Cassandra Michaela
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-05T09:12:10Z
dc.date.available2023-09-05T09:12:10Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.date.updated2023-09-05T09:09:30Z
dc.description.abstractSchreibers' long-fingered bat, Miniopterus schreibersi migrates seasonally between winter (hibernacula) and summer (maternity) colonies in South Africa. Previous behavioural studies suggested that roost fidelity is well developed in this species, and that juvenile dispersal may be limited, possibly in both sexes. If males and/or females are strongly philopatric, this may lead to restricted gene flow among colonies, resulting in genetically distinct breeding subpopulations. The population structure of M. schreibersii in South Africa was investigated using microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), with the aim of determining the degree of genetic differentiation among colonies, and the extent and direction of bat movement among the colonies. A genomic library was constructed for M. schreibersii, and was screened for (CA)0 and (GA)0 microsatellite repeats. Five novel, highly polymorphic loci were identified. These five loci, and an existing mammalian microsatellite locus, were amplified in. 301 individuals, sampled from ten colonies throughout South Africa. Significant genetic heterogeneity exists within the M. schreibersii population, such that the population can be subdivided into three partially discrete breeding subpopulations. Little genetic differentiation exists between colonies within
dc.identifier.apacitationMiller-Butterworth, C. M. (2001). <i>Population substructuring in Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in South Africa</i>. (). ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38372en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMiller-Butterworth, Cassandra Michaela. <i>"Population substructuring in Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in South Africa."</i> ., ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2001. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38372en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMiller-Butterworth, C.M. 2001. Population substructuring in Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in South Africa. . ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38372en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Doctoral Thesis AU - Miller-Butterworth, Cassandra Michaela AB - Schreibers' long-fingered bat, Miniopterus schreibersi migrates seasonally between winter (hibernacula) and summer (maternity) colonies in South Africa. Previous behavioural studies suggested that roost fidelity is well developed in this species, and that juvenile dispersal may be limited, possibly in both sexes. If males and/or females are strongly philopatric, this may lead to restricted gene flow among colonies, resulting in genetically distinct breeding subpopulations. The population structure of M. schreibersii in South Africa was investigated using microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), with the aim of determining the degree of genetic differentiation among colonies, and the extent and direction of bat movement among the colonies. A genomic library was constructed for M. schreibersii, and was screened for (CA)0 and (GA)0 microsatellite repeats. Five novel, highly polymorphic loci were identified. These five loci, and an existing mammalian microsatellite locus, were amplified in. 301 individuals, sampled from ten colonies throughout South Africa. Significant genetic heterogeneity exists within the M. schreibersii population, such that the population can be subdivided into three partially discrete breeding subpopulations. Little genetic differentiation exists between colonies within DA - 2001_ DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Zoology LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2001 T1 - Population substructuring in Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in South Africa TI - Population substructuring in Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38372 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/38372
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMiller-Butterworth CM. Population substructuring in Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in South Africa. []. ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2001 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38372en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciences
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Science
dc.subjectZoology
dc.titlePopulation substructuring in Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in South Africa
dc.typeDoctoral Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationlevelPhD
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