Authors: AHMET KARATAŞ, MUHAMMED MOURADI GHARAKHELOO, TEOMAN KANKILIÇ
Abstract: The karyotypes of 2 bat species from Iran were examined. The diploid number of chromosomes (2n) and the fundamental numbers of chromosomal arms (NFa) were determined to be 2n = 44 and NFa = 54 for Myotis blythii and 2n = 46 and NFa = 50 for Miniopterus schreibersii, respectively. The karyotypes of Iranian bats show similarity within populations in other countries with respect to the diploid chromosome numbers; however, they are quite different in the fundamental chromosome numbers and the numbers of autosomal arms.
Keywords: Karyology, Myotis blythii, Miniopterus schreibersii, Vespertilionidae, Miniopteridae, Chiroptera, Iran
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