Turkish Journal of Zoology
Karyotypes of Two Iranian Bat Species, Myotis blythii and Miniopterus schreibersii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae, Miniopteridae)
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.
Karyology, Myotis blythii, Miniopterus schreibersii, Vespertilionidae, Miniopteridae, Chiroptera, Iran
KARATAŞ, AHMET; GHARAKHELOO, MUHAMMED MOURADI; and KANKILIÇ, TEOMAN (2008) "Karyotypes of Two Iranian Bat Species, Myotis blythii and Miniopterus schreibersii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae, Miniopteridae)," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 32: No. 3, Article 10. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol32/iss3/10