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Hawaiian Islands Hawaiian Hoary Bat Genetic Sexing 2009-2018


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Pinzari, C.A. and Bonaccorso, F.J., 2018, Hawaiian Islands Hawaiian Hoary Bat Genetic Sexing 2009-2018 (ver. 2.0, November 2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


We tested the utility of a protocol using genetic markers that previously proved successful to identify the sex of Vespertilionid bats on tissues collected from live bats and carcasses of varying age from the Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus). This molecular method is based on genes unique to X and Y chromosomes in mammals and previously was used successfully on North American hoary bats (L. c. cinereus). Using genotyping, we determined the sex of 88 of 90 Hawaiian hoary bat tissue samples. This dataset includes all 73 samples from the original data release, plus 17 additional samples. First posted - October 17, 2018 (available from author) Revised - November 20, 2018 (version 2.0)


Point of Contact :
Corinna Pinzari
Process Contact :
Corinna Pinzari
Originator :
Corinna Pinzari, Frank Bonaccorso
Metadata Contact :
Corinna Pinzari
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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SDC Data Owner :
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

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Data were collected to test a genetic technique's validity to determine the sex of Hawaiian hoary bat carcasses and discuss the relevance of the technique to Hawaiian hoary bat population studies and sex ratios. These data can be used to describe the sex of individual bat carcasses collected between 2009 and 2018 on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu.
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Revision 2.0 by Paul Berkowitz on November 19, 2018. To review the changes that were made, see “Version 2.0.txt” in the attached files section.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9R7L1NS

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