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Distribution Status and Phylogenetic Relationship of Myotis aurascens in Jeju Island
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  • Journal title : Journal of Life Science
  • Volume 25, Issue 12,  2015, pp.1354-1361
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Life Science
  • DOI : 10.5352/JLS.2015.25.12.1354
 Title & Authors
Distribution Status and Phylogenetic Relationship of Myotis aurascens in Jeju Island
Kim, Yoo-Kyung; Park, Su-Gon; Kim, Tae-Wook; Park, Jun-Ho; Adhikari, Pradeep; Kim, Ga-Ram; Park, Seon-Mi; Lee, Jun-Won; Han, Sang-Hyun; Oh, Hong-Shik;
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This study was aimed to investigate the distribution status and phylogenetic relationship of Myotis aurascens in Jeju Ialnd, which has not clearly confirmed until now. We found three groups of M. aurascens from three different cave enforcements (CEs). The bat population of Jeju Island had smaller levels of HBL and Hfcu, but greater levels of TL, EL, FAL, and Tra than those of the Korean Peninsula population. Jeju bats had wide range in the lengths of FAL and Hfcu comparing to those of European bats. From the bimonthly monitoring to each finding site, we have actually failed to observe those again, estimating that they use those CEs as the daily-roosting place in activating seasons. The sequences of CYTB and COI genes showed identical sequences among Jeju bats tested, indicating that they are maternally related. The results from molecular phylogeny showed that the sequences of these bats located on the same branch with those for M. aurascens in the phylogenetic trees. Besides, the nucleotide sequences of the Jeju bats showed the closest relation with that of Korean Peninsula. Consequently, these findings indicate that the bats of M. aurascens, verified the natural distribution in Jeju Island, have originated from a single maternal origin and differences in morphological and genetic backgrounds form those of Korean Peninsula and the other countries, and had probably immigrated via Korean Peninsula. These findings will contribute as basic information for understanding the migration history and biogeographic relationship of mammals on Jeju Island in East Asia.
Distribution status;genetic structure;Jeju Island;Myotis aurascens;phylogenetic relationship;
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