Decimated little brown bats show potential for adaptive change

April 2020

Giorgia G. Auteri & L. Lacey Knowles

Little brown bats have experienced a 90% population decline due to fungal pathogen that causes a disease, white-nose syndrome. The authors used ddRADseq to compare surviving and non-surviving individuals. The results indicate shifts in allelic frequencies in genes associated with responses to the disease, suggesting evolutionary adaptation to the syndrome.

Pippin Prep was used to size-select ddRad libraries.

Author Affiliations:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Nature Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-59797-4

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