Genetic diversity levels, effective population size estimates, and population structure of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus semotus, also known as Aeorestes semotus) were examined across the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i using eighteen nuclear microsatellite loci and one mitochondrial gene from 339 individuals collected between 1988 and 2020. The study extracted DNA for population genetic analyses from tissue samples, collected from live bats captured as part of ongoing field studies or under rehabilitation care, from bat carcasses collected by local federal and state wildlife agencies and wind energy facilities, and from dried skin specimens at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. A region of the mitochondrial CO1 gene was sequenced in 321 individuals and eighteen nuclear microsatellite loci were amplified from 298 individuals. This data release contains three data files: (1) microsatellite allele fragment size data, (2) mitochondrial DNA CO1 sequences, and (3) sample collection site data and groupings used for population genetic testing.
|Title||Hawaiian hoary bat population genetics 1988 to 2020|
|Authors||Corinna A Pinzari, Mona Renee Bellinger, Donald K Price, Frank J Bonaccorso|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center|