ZOO-FISH Analysis in a Species of the Order Chiroptera: Glossophaga soricina (Phyllostomidae)
Glossophaga soricina is a flower-visiting bat which lives in the neotropics. The diploid chromosome number is 2n = 32 with a fundamental number of autosomal arms, FN, of 60. G. soricina belongs to the Microchiroptera which have a lower diploid DNA content and a higher AT composition in their DNA compared with other mammals. By ZOO-FISH analysis with human chromosome-specific DNA probes, the human autosomes were found conserved in 41 segments. This is an arrangement similar to other mammals which have been analyzed. Several chromosomal associations already known from ZOO-FISH studies in other species were also present in G. soricina.
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