Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for Natterer's bat, Myotis nattereri (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera)

David D. Scott, Sean Fitzpatrick, Deborah A. Bailie, Emma S. M. Boston, Mathieu G. Lundy, Daniel J. Buckley, Emma C. Teeling, W. Ian Montgomery, Paulo A. Prodöhl

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)


Eight new microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized for the Natterer's bat Myotis nattereri from a microsatellite-enriched genomic library. The usefulness of these markers was assessed by screening a sample comprising 100 specimens collected from throughout the species range in Europe. Both moderately and highly polymorphic loci were identified with 3-17 alleles segregating per locus (mean 8.1 SE +/- A 0.048). No evidence for departure from HWE or linkage disequilibrium among loci was observed. These markers will provide a valuable addition to the molecular toolbox currently available for studies of population genetic structure, parentage and social organisation of M. nattereri and related species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-645
Number of pages3
JournalConservation Genetics Resources
Issue number3
Early online date05 Feb 2013
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


  • Natterer's bat
  • Myotis nattereri
  • Chiroptera
  • Polymorphic microsatellites
  • Conservation

Cite this