Determination of cytochrome B gene of Rousettus aegyptiacus (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Turkey

Abstract : 

This study is based on the detection of cytochrome b gene of individuals from four population of Egyptian fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus distributed four different locations (Harbiye near Hatay Provice, Tarsus near Mersin Province, Adana Province and Hassa near Hatay Province) in the Mediterranean Region. Natural habitats of Egyptian fruit bat was investigated and some biological characteristics were recorded. 3 mm ear tissue was used for DNA isolation. Mitochondrial cytochrome b gene amplified by PCR and 350 base pair partial sequences were obtained. When the analyses results compared between each other and Genbank records, up to 99% homology was detected.


Keyword : 

Fruit bat, Mediterranean Region, Rousettus aegyptiacus,cytochrome b gene, Turkey


Author(s) : , E. Topaktaş, İ. Albayrak
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