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dc.contributor.advisorEoff, Shirley M
dc.contributor.advisorAmmerman, Loren K
dc.contributor.advisorDowler, Robert C
dc.creatorDecker, Sydney Kay
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-21T21:43:17Z
dc.date.available2019-05-21T21:43:17Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30937
dc.description.abstractNorthern yellow bats (Dasypterus intermedius) are tree-roosting bats in the family Vespertilionidae comprised of two subspecies: D. intermedius intermedius and D. intermedius floridanus distributed in North and Central America. The two subspecies lineages are thought to be geographically separated but this has never been tested with a molecular approach. In this study, mitochondrial sequence data from 38 D. intermedius and nuclear microsatellite data from 92 D. intermedius (across 8 loci) from across their range were used to test the hypothesis that genetically defined groups will correspond geographically with the two morphologically-defined subspecies. Though high levels of divergence of the mitochondrial sequence (11.6%) resulted in clusters that corresponded to geographic origin, no genetic structure in the population based on nuclear markers was recovered. This study suggests that D. intermedius has a single continuous population with gene flow between the two subspecies and relatively high genetic diversity levels (H0=0.621).
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dc.subjectPhylogenetics, Northern yellow bat, Dasypterus
dc.titlePHYLOGEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF NORTHERN YELLOW BATS, DASYPTERUS INTERMEDIUS, BY MOLECULAR ANALYSIS
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2019-05-21T21:43:18Z
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thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Science
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduate
thesis.degree.disciplineBiology
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.departmentBiology
local.embargo.terms2020-05-01
local.embargo.lift2020-05-01


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