The spotted bat (Euderma maculatum) is a rarely-encountered species for which behavior and population attributes are largely unknown. Using next-generation sequencing, we identified and characterized 17 microsatellite loci, which were screened for 31 individuals from northern Arizona. Allelic diversity, observed heterozygosity, and power of discrimination were high (NA: 5-8 alleles per locus; HO: 0.55-0.90; PID: 1.2 × 10-15). All loci were in HWE, there was no evidence of null alleles or linkage disequilibrium, and five loci amplified and were variable in another Vespertillionid (Eptesicus fuscus). We will use these loci to evaluate gene flow and genetic diversity across the range of the spotted bat and determine population size in northern Arizona. The latter information is important to resource managers, who attempt to set mortality thresholds for bats at wind energy facilities in this region.
- Euderma maculatum
- Next-generation sequencing
- Spotted bat
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics