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hematological data and hemoglobin components in bats (vespertilionidae).1. statistically significant variations were observed in the rbc counts and hb concentration in pregnant females of pipistrellus pipistrellus. 2. basic hematological values in 59 animals of five species of insectivorous bats were estimated. 3. electrophoretic separation of the hemoglobins of plecotus austriacus, myotis nattereri and myotis myotis showed two components, whereas in miniopterus schreibersi and pipistrellus pipistrellus appeared three and four components, respectively.19872892619
effects of elevated temperatures on the embryonic development and corpus luteum activity in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.gravid female japanese long-fingered bats were kept in captivity without hibernation at elevated temperatures (23-25 degrees c) in winter. the embryonic growth rate was accelerated and consequently parturition was advanced by a period equivalent to that of exclusion from hibernation as compared with that in the wild population. the corpus luteum became active, as indicated by an increase in the 'light' lutein cells in an experimental bat pregnant with a 15-mm embryo, but was less active (more 'd ...19846747953
ultrastructural observations of delayed implantation in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.embryonic development in japanese long-fingered bats proceeded very slowly during and after the delayed implantation period (mid-october to mid-december). the primitive amniotic cavity and endoderm were formed before implantation. at the preimplantation stage (before hibernation) the corpus luteum cells appeared active, but became less active at the implantation stage (in hibernation). activity was again apparent at the early placentation stage (after arousal).19836887134
histological study of implantation in the natal clinging bat (miniopterus schreibersii natalensis).in the natal clinging bat, miniopterus schreibersii natalensis, implantation is centric and superficial in the right uterine horn. the blastocyst implants during the bilaminar stage with the inner cell mass orientated antimesometrially. during the preimplantation period the blastocyst becomes completely enclosed by uterine mucosae with the trophoblast in close contact with the surrounding uterine epithelium. just before implantation the trophoblast becomes bilaminar over the greater part of the ...19827097640
development of the main and accessory placentae in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.the placentae of the japanese long-fingered bat were characterized by their morphological and functional transition from the main placenta to the accessory placentae. the main placenta transformed from an endotheliodichorial to a haemodichorial (one layer of syncytiotrophoblast and one layer of cytotrophoblast cells) condition. degeneration of the main placenta was accompanied by development of two accessory placentae. these developed on both sides (fetal side) of the main placenta, and subseque ...19846726672
fine structure of the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body of the bat with special reference to two types of synaptic endings.the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body has been studied electron microscopically in two species of bat, miniopterus schreibersi fuliginosus and vespertilio superans, which were perfused with three different kinds of fixatives, osmium tetroxide, glutaraldehyde, and formaldehyde. two types of synaptic endings are observed in the nucleus: the abundant calyciferous endings and the less frequently occurring "small-vesicle endings." the former endings vary greatly in size, and contain extended extra ...19715563443
[histological and ultrastructural study of the placental disc of the bat miniopterus schreibersi (chiroptera): its endothelio-chorial nature, its endocrine character]. 19705450212
the amino acid sequence of bat (miniopteris schreibersi) cytochrome c. 19724347193
changes in progesterone concentrations in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.in the japanese long-fingered bat, when compared with the baseline values during non-pregnancy in the autumn, plasma progesterone concentrations were not significantly elevated during the delayed implantation stage that begins before the bats enter hibernation. however, progesterone concentrations were significantly lower during the delayed development stage that occurs during hibernation and rose significantly during the rapid embryogenesis that occurs after arousal from hibernation in the spri ...19873598973
the status of the corpus luteum during pregnancy in miniopterus schreibersii (chiroptera: vespertilionidae) with emphasis on its role in developmental delay.developmental delay is correlated with torpor in the temperate zone bent-winged bat, miniopterus schreibersii (latitude 37 degrees s) as a period of pre-implantation delay (delayed implantation) followed by a short post-implantation delay (delayed development). during this time, the number of steroidogenic organelles in luteal cytoplasm is greatly reduced compared with normal embryogenesis, and granular endoplasmic reticulum is prominent. nidation, which occurs while the animals are hibernating, ...19892805042
ultrastructural changes in the seminiferous epithelium of two seasonally reproducing bats (mammalia: chiroptera).the sertoli cells of the cape horseshoe bat (rhinolophus capensis) and schreiber's long-fingered bat (miniopterus schreibersii) undergo marked changes in ultrastructure related to stages in the spermatogenic cycle. the amount of lipid stored in the sertoli cells varies annually and is at a maximum from just after spermiation to early in the following spermatogenic cycle. during spermatogenesis, the diameter of the lipid droplets decreases, reaching a minimum prior to spermiation. sertoli cells e ...19892709418
reproductive biology of the male bent-winged bat, miniopterus schreibersii (vespertilionidae) in southeast south australia.the seasonal chronology of the events of the reproductive cycle, and changes in the structure and function of the primary and accessory organs of the male bent-winged bat, miniopterus schreibersii, were studied at latitude 37 degrees s in temperate southeastern australia. the testicular cycle commenced in late spring (november), and sperm appeared in the seminiferous tubules and epididymides in early fall (march). the cycle of the accessory sex gland complex generally paralleled the testicular c ...19902288198
the acarinia and nycteribidia zones of miniopterus schreibersi kuhl (mammalia: chiroptera) in the northeast of spain.acarinia and nycteribidia zones of the bat species miniopterus schreibersi kuhl are studied in an area of northeast of spain, where captures over a period of five years have been carried out. the species that characterize the mite-tick spectrum are ixodes (pomerantzevella) simplex, macronyssus longimanus, macronyssus granulosus and spinturnix psi; nycteribidium is determined mainly by the presence of nycteribia schmidlii. the life cycle, prevalence, curves of parasitation, and other notes on the ...19911822466
karyotypes of seven species of bats from thailand (chiroptera, mammalia).karyotypes of myotis siligorensis, myotis mystacinus, pipistrellus pulveratus, tylonycteris robustula, miniopterus schreibersi fuliginosus, hipposideros fulvus and aselliscus stoliczkanus from thailand are investigated.19854076410
patterns of leydig cell and lh gonadotroph activity, and plasma testosterone concentrations in the seasonally reproducing schreibers' long-fingered bat (miniopterus schreibersii).spermatogenesis in schreibers' long-fingered bat from approximately 33 degrees s in south africa was seasonal, and occurred in the 3 months (february-april) preceding ovulation. the ultrastructure of the leydig cells indicated a period of increased steroidogenesis at this time, and plasma testosterone concentrations were elevated from march to may (10.3 ng/ml). the reproductive accessory glands were secretorily active between march and may, and copulation occurred at the end of this period of ac ...19912013875
occurrence of centrioles in interphasic hepatocytes of bat and chicken.occurrence of centrioles in non-dividing hepatocytes was examined by electron microscopy in the bat, miniopterus schreibersi (kuhl) and myotis macrodactylus (temminck), and the chicken. in both species centrioles were mostly found in the apical hyaloplasmic halo which was distinct in the chicken but rather indistinct in the bat. there was no difficulty in locating centrioles in the hepatocytes of either species. in the chicken centrioles were found in the attenuated apical cytoplasmic areas of 4 ...1978718390
biochronological implications of the arvicolidae (rodentia, mammalia) from the lower pleistocene hominid-bearing level of trinchera dolina 6 (td6, atapuerca, spain).level td6 of the trinchera dolina section in the railway cutting of the sierre de atapuerca (trinchera del ferrocarril) has yielded a rich small mammal assemblage (26 species) in association with fossil human remains of homo antecessor. the arvicolids of td6 are identified as: mimomys savini, microtus seseae, stenocranius gregaloides, terricola arvalidens, iberomys huescarensis, allophaiomys chalinei, and pliomys episcopalis. the rodent association also includes large rodents (i.e., castor fiber ...199910496992
transmission electron microscope observation of epithelial cells with single cilia in intrahepatic biliary ductules of bats.cells with long single cilia arising from basal bodies in the apical cytoplasm were occasionally revealed in the bile ductular epithelia of bats (miniopterus schreibersi (kuhl), myotis macroductylus (temminck) and rhinolophus cornutus (temminck)). the basal body (distal centriole) was associated witha proximal centriole, so the basal structure was of "two centriole type." in cross sections of the long tapering cilia the arrangement of cilary microtubules was determined. in the most proximal port ...1978718389
changes in the morphology and behaviour of spermatozoa between copulation and fertilization in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.live spermatozoa were first stored in the colliculus tubaricus of the uterotubal junction (utj) on both sides, spermatozoa then ascended to the caudal isthmus just before ovulation. spermatozoa with intact acrosomes in the caudal isthmus, which had their heads orientated towards the cephalic isthmus, were seen amongst groups of epithelial cilia in parallel to the epithelium; on the other hand, acrosome-less spermatozoa that were not attached to the epithelium were orientated irregularly in the l ...19827077598
serologic evidence of lyssavirus infections among bats, the philippines.active surveillance for lyssaviruses was conducted among populations of bats in the philippines. the presence of past or current lyssavirus infection was determined by use of direct fluorescent antibody assays on bat brains and virus neutralization assays on bat sera. although no bats were found to have active infection with a lyssavirus, 22 had evidence of neutralizing antibody against the australian bat lyssavirus (ablv). seropositivity was statistically associated with one species of bat, min ...200211927022
european bat lyssavirus infection in spanish bat populations.from 1992 to 2000, 976 sera, 27 blood pellets, and 91 brains were obtained from 14 bat species in 37 localities in spain. specific anti-european bat lyssavirus 1 (ebl1)-neutralizing antibodies have been detected in myotis myotis, miniopterus schreibersii, tadarida teniotis, and rhinolophus ferrumequinum in the region of aragon and the balearic islands. positive results were also obtained by nested reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction on brain, blood pellet, lung, heart, tongue, and es ...200211971777
plasma progesterone and luteinizing hormone concentrations and the role of the corpus luteum and lh gonadotrophs in the control of delayed implantation in schreibers' long-fingered bat (miniopterus schreibersii).in schreibers' long-fingered bat from south africa (approximately 33 degrees s) copulation, ovulation and fertilization occurred in april and may, implantation was delayed until august, and parturition occurred in december. delayed implantation coincided with winter, during which the bats remained active, only entering prolonged periods of torpor during particularly cold spells. plasma progesterone concentration was low during non-pregnancy (1.54 ng/ml) and during delayed implantation (1.67 ng/m ...19911920296
comparative anatomical observations of the tongue of the japanese long-fingered bats, miniopterus schreibersi fuliginosus. 19827122024
ultrastructural observations of fertilization in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.only a very few spermatozoa were found in the ampulla of the oviduct just after ovulation. the spermatozoa lost both the acrosome cap and the equatorial segment while passing between the cumulus cells surrounding an ampullar egg; many such spermatozoa were found in the perivitelline space. one spermatozoon was seen in contact with the plasma membrane of the ovum in the metaphase of the second meiotic division. excess spermatozoa in the perivitelline space were phagocytosed by pseudopodial protru ...19817196950
[prolonged pregnancy in a bat (miniopterus schreibersi) and its reaction to gonadotropins]. 195613389771
[seasonal changes of the adrenal cortex in a cheiroptera (miniopterus schreibersii)]. 196013736210
ddt and metabolites residues in the southern bent-wing bat (miniopterus schreibersii bassanii) of south-eastern australia.the southern bent-wing bat (miniopterus schreibersii bassanii) is an insectivorous, obligate cave dwelling species found in south-eastern south australia and western victoria, australia. in recent times, the finger of blame for an apparent population decline at bat cave, naracoorte (one of only two known maternity roosts for this species, the other being starlight cave, warrnambool) has been pointed at pesticide use in the region, following the finding of organochlorine and organophosphate insec ...200415051369
volumetric comparison of the accessory olfactory bulb in bats.accessory olfactory bulb (aob) volumes were calculated in 26 chiropteran species. the percentage of the aob in relation to the olfactory bulb complex ranges between 0.18 and 2.70%. the allometric comparison reveals the high development of this structure in the phyllostomatid subfamily of glossophaginae. carolliinae and sturnirinae are near the chiropteran average. smaller aobs can be observed in sphaeronycteris, diphylla, pteronotus parnellii and miniopterus schreibersi. comparison of the right/ ...19817246042
effects of prolactin and hcg treatment on luteal activity and the conceptus during delayed implantation in schreibers' long-fingered bat (miniopterus schreibersii).in schreibers' long-fingered bat (miniopterus schreibersii) from south africa, implantation is delayed from may to august during which time the corpus luteum is inactive and plasma progesterone and lh concentrations low. treatment of pregnant long-fingered bats with exogenous prolactin for 10 days in early delayed implantation (may) resulted in changes in luteal ultrastructure that were consistent with increased steroidogenesis, high plasma progesterone concentrations and the initiation of impla ...19948021852
innervation of bat heart: cholinergic and adrenergic nerves innervate all chambers.adult miniopterus schreibersii were anesthetized with chloroform, and in vitro preparations of cardiac chambers were prepared. stimulation of intramural nerves in right ventricles paced at 6 hz caused an inhibition (56.3 +/- 3.5% decrease on basal force) mediated by cholinergic nerves and an excitation (91.5 +/- 9.9% increase on basal force) mediated by adrenergic nerves. mean pd2s (-log effective concentration, 50%) for ventricular beta-adrenoceptors and muscarinic cholinoceptors were 6.99 +/- ...19854051022
ultrastructural observations of ovulation in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus, ovulation occurred spontaneously with the disappearance of the granulosa layer and germinal epithelium at the apex of the stigma which was formed simultaneously with expulsion of the first polar body, and with the subsequent bleeding from the capillary lumina of the theca interna. after ovulation the rupture point was plugged by luteinizing granulosa cells and overgrown by newly regenerated cells of the tunica albuginea and ...19817299746
the primordial cranium of miniopterus schreibersi at the 17 millimetre total length stage. 191917103873
plasma progesterone concentrations in the female natal clinging bat (miniopterus schreibersii natalensis).plasma progesterone concentrations measured by radioimmunoassay in the natal clinging bat remained below 2.01 ng/ml during lactational anoestrus but increased significantly during the period of delayed implantation. values peaked at implantation but were followed by a significant decrease thereafter. concentrations remained low (less than 6.0 ng/ml) during the initial period of fetal development (153-180 days post coitum) and attained peak values (85.6-181.3 ng/ml) 216-222 days after fertilizati ...19892600916
regionally and climatically restricted patterns of distribution of genetic diversity in a migratory bat species, miniopterus schreibersii (chiroptera: vespertilionidae).background: various mechanisms such as geographic barriers and glacial episodes have been proposed as determinants of intra-specific and inter-specific differentiation of populations, and the distribution of their genetic diversity. more recently, habitat and climate differences, and corresponding adaptations have been shown to be forces influencing the phylogeographic evolution of some vertebrates. in this study, we examined the contribution of these various factors on the genetic differentiati ...200818638374
how do ectoparasitic nycteribiids locate their bat hosts?nycteribiids (diptera: nycteribiidae) are specific haematophagous ectoparasites of bats, which spend nearly all their adult lives on hosts. however, females have to leave bats to deposit their larva on the walls of the roosts, where they later emerge as adult flies. nycteribiids had thus to evolve efficient sensorial mechanisms to locate hosts from a distance. we studied the sensory cues involved in this process, experimentally testing the role of specific host odours, and general cues such as c ...200818664305
mucous droplets with multiple membranes in the accessory submandibular glands of long-winged bats.certain species of bats possess two sets of submandibular glands, namely, principal and accessory. the ultrastructure and histochemistry of the accessory submandibular gland was examined in three species of long-winged bats.19947992884
immunocytochemical localization of gnrh in the hypothalamus of the bat miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii.the distribution of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) has been examined in the hypothalamus of adult female bats, miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii, along annual reproductive cycle by means of light-microscopic immunocytochemistry. gnrh-immunoreactive cells are localized throughout the medial basal hypothalamus, being specially numerous in the arcuate nucleus. they are generally bipolar or monopolar neurons with smooth contour, although spiny cells were also found exclusively in the arcu ...19921447521
a comparative study of prenatal development in miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus, hipposideros armiger and h. pratti.bats comprise the second largest order of mammals. however, there are far fewer morphological studies of post-implantation embryonic development than early embryonic development in bats.201020092640
seasonal changes in blood parameters in the bat species rhinolophus ferrumequinum and miniopterus schreibersi.intersexual and seasonal comparisons of erythrocyte number, hematocrit, and hemoglobin concentration were conducted for two old world temperate bats, rhinolophus ferrumequinum and miniopterus schreibersi. both species had many small erythrocytes and elevated hemoglobin concentrations. seasonal differences in erythrocyte count, hemoglobin concentration, and mean cell volume were found in each species. the increase in the number of small erythrocytes in the warm season may be related to heightened ...19921282393
sperm storage in the reproductive tract of the female japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.in the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus, spermatozoa in contact with the microvilli of non-ciliated cells in folds in the uterotubal junction appeared normal, while spermatozoa remaining in the uterus degenerated and were engulfed by a massive invasion of polymorphonuclear leucocytes. no leucocytes were seen in the uterotubal junction area. it is suggested that the spermatozoa in this area are being stored, probably until ovulation occurs.19807191895
a histochemical study on the innervation of the cerebral blood vessels in bats.the adrenergic and cholinergic nerves innervating the cerebral blood vessels of four species of japanese chiropterids (rhinolophus ferrumequinum, murina leucogaster, vespertilio superans and miniopterus schreibersi) have been investigated using specific histochemical techniques. in all these species of bats arteries of the internal carotid system are poorly developed, whereas those of the vertebro-basilar system are well developed. the adrenergic and cholinergic nerves innervating these cerebral ...19817249047
[the mammals of guinea as reservoirs and carriers of arboviruses].a great body of data on the fauna and ecology of wild mammals and their participation in the circulation of arboviruses were collected when the ecology of the latter of the republic of guinea was studied in 1978 to 1989. a hundred and eighteen species belonging to 10 orders were identified. over 2,000 biological specimens were virologically and serologically examined. six arboviruses were isolated. these included dugbe virus (from the hussar monkey cercopithecus (erythrocebus patas) and 5 viruse ...200616562748
no apparent ecological trend to the flight-initiating jump performance of five bat species.the jump performance of five insectivorous bat species (miniopterus schreibersii, myotis blythii, myotis capaccinii, myotis myotis and rhinolophus blasii) was filmed using a high-speed camera. all study bats jumped using a similar technique, with the wing musculature providing the force. the bats jumped off the wrist joint of their wings, typically with their feet already off the ground. contrary to expectations, jump performance did not correlate with ecology and was instead strongly determined ...201121653812
adrenergic innervation of the heart of the bat, miniopterus schreibersii.the adrenergic innervation of the heart of the bat (miniopterus schreibersii) was studied with a fluorescence histochemical technique. the appearance and distribution pattern of the terminal adrenergic nerve fibers demonstrated in the atria, sinoatrial and atrioventricular nodes, and ventricles is typically mammalian. fine varicose adrenergic fibers run in and parallel to the ventricular muscle where they are common and uniformly distributed. indian ink perfusion of the coronary vasculature demo ...19937693952
identification of a novel bat papillomavirus by metagenomics.the discovery of novel viruses in animals expands our knowledge of viral diversity and potentially emerging zoonoses. high-throughput sequencing (hts) technology gives millions or even billions of sequence reads per run, allowing a comprehensive survey of the genetic content within a sample without prior nucleic acid amplification. in this study, we screened 156 rectal swab samples from apparently healthy bats (n = 96), pigs (n = 9), cattles (n = 9), stray dogs (n = 11), stray cats (n = 11) and ...201222937142
could bats act as reservoir hosts for rift valley fever virus?the inter-epizootic reservoir host of rift valley fever virus (rvfv) remains unknown, although the namaqua rock rat, aethomys namaquensis, as well as bats have been implicated. bats can be asymptomatically infected with rabies, as well as several arboviruses; the possibility that they can act as host for rvfv therefore exists. to examine this possibility, 350 different samples (brain, liver, salivary glands and brown fat) obtained from 150 bats (comprising seven species) were tested for rvfv ant ...199910396763
erythrocyte metabolism in two species of bats: common bent-wing bat (miniopterus schreibersii) and red fruit bat (pteropus scapulatus).1. metabolic intermediates, substrate utilization and enzyme activities were determined in the red blood cells of the common bent-wing bat and the red fruit bat. standard haematological parameters and oxy-haemoglobin dissociation curves were also determined in both species. 2. the glycolytic rate as measured by lactate production was much higher for all substrates in the bent-wing bats. the activities of the glycolytic enzymes were also much higher in this species. 3. the standard haematological ...19921499281
a novel bat herpesvirus encodes homologues of major histocompatibility complex classes i and ii, c-type lectin, and a unique family of immune-related genes.herpesviruses or herpesviral sequences have been identified in various bat species. here, we report the isolation, cell tropism, and complete genome sequence of a novel betaherpesvirus from the bat miniopterus schreibersii (mshv). in primary cell culture, mshv causes cytopathic effects (cpe) and reaches peak virus production 2 weeks after infection. mshv was found to infect and replicate less efficiently in a feline kidney cell, crfk, and failed to replicate in 13 other cell lines tested. sequen ...201222623774
seasonal reproduction and host infestation rates for nycteribiids of the large bentwing bat.large numbers of the nycteribiid species nycteribia parilis vicaria maa, penicillidia (penicillidia) oceanica bigot and penicillidia (penicillidia) maa (diptera: nycteribiidae) were collected from the bat miniopterus schreibersii kuhl (chiroptera: vespertilionidae) during a study on this bat's population genetics conducted largely in southern australia. bats were trapped in all seasons and at a number of locations throughout the ranges of the nycteribiids. nycteribia parilis vicaria was the most ...200111776465
absence of leishmania infantum in cave bats in an endemic area in spain.though dogs have been historically considered the main reservoir of leishmania infantum, the role of wildlife in its epidemiology is attracting increasing attention. rodents, wild carnivores and, recently, hares (lepus spp.) have been proposed as sylvatic reservoirs for this parasite. bats have never been tested for l. infantum infection in europe. nevertheless, bats have a widespread distribution, they live in abundant colonies, and some species inhabit caves, where constant temperatures and hu ...201424623348
immunocytochemical studies on the pituitary pars distalis of the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus.immunocytochemical studies were performed to describe the characteristics of cell types and their distribution in the pars distalis of japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus, collected at various stages of the reproductive cycle. six distinct cell types have been identified in the pars distalis by the unlabeled immunoperoxidase technique and by the abc method. growth hormone (gh) and prolactin (prl) cells were immunostained with antisera against chicken gh and ovine prl ...19883345544
prevalence and genetic characterization of toxoplasma gondii infection in bats in southern china.toxoplasma gondii can infect a wide variety of warm-blooded animals, including bats. limited information on t. gondii infection in bats is available in china. the objective of the present study was to determine prevalence and genetic diversity of t. gondii infection in bats in southern china. a total of 608 bats representing 12 species, including 120 aselliscus stoliczkanus, 59 myotis chinensis, 11 miniopterus schreibersii, 53 rhinolophus affinis, 32 rhinolophus pusillus, 81 hipposideros armiger ...201424813744
identification of chicken gnrh ii in brains of metatherian and early-evolved eutherian species of mammals.two molecular forms of gnrh (chicken gnrh ii and a second variant) are present in the brains of species from all the major vertebrate groups. in mammals, two forms are present in metatherian species and early-evolved eutherian species, but chicken gnrh ii has not been identified in more advanced eutherian species. we investigated the nature of gnrh molecular forms in several early-evolved mammalian species, using high performance liquid chromatography and radioimmunoassay with specific gnrh anti ...19947716279
thermal preference of schreiber's long-fingered (miniopterus schreiberisii) and cape horseshoe (rhinolophus capensis) bats.thermal preference in a temperature gradient was investigated in schreibers' long-fingered (miniopterus schreibersii) and cape horseshoe (rhinolophus capensis) bats in relation to their roost temperatures. both species selected a wide range of temperatures but r. capensis selected a narrower range and most frequently selected temperatures were 2-3 degrees c lower than m. schreibersii. there was some evidence of seasonal changes in temperature preference in m. schreibersii but not in r. capensis. ...19947909730
the cardiac innervation of a marsupial heterotherm, the fat-tailed dunnart (sminthopsis crassicaudata).this study investigated the pattern of autonomic innervation of the heart of the fat-tailed dunnart (sminthopsis crassicaudata) using isolated cardiac preparations. while the pattern of autonomic innervation of the atria was consistent with that found in other mammals, the ventricles displayed an unusual pattern of mammalian cardiac innervation. transmural stimulation of the intramural nerves of isolated right ventricular preparations caused a decrease in the force of contraction of 46.8+/-3.2% ...200312820007
a new species of the miniopterus schreibersii species complex (chiroptera: miniopteridae) from the maghreb region, north africa.we used an integrative approach combining cranio-dental characters, mitochondrial and nuclear data and acoustic data to show the presence in the genus miniopterus of a cryptic species from the maghreb region. this species was previously recognised as miniopterus schreibersii (kuhl, 1817). miniopterus maghrebensis sp. nov. can be differentiated from m. schreibersii sensu stricto on the basis of cranial characters and from mitochondrial dna and microsatellite evidence. although slight external mor ...201424870314
noradrenergic and cholinergic nerves in the uterus of the japanese long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus, change with reproductive cycle.the pattern of uterine innervation by noradrenergic (na) and acetylcholinesterase-positive (ache) nerves in different reproductive stages of the adult japanese long-fingered bats were investigated histochemically and immunohistochemically. in the non-pregnant bat, the uterine horn was supplied with abundant na and ache nerves. these two types of nerves were closely associated with the uterine arteries and myometrial smooth muscles. in the pregnant bat, na and ache nerves supplying the uterus did ...200212130815
molecular systematics and biogeography of the bent-wing bat complex miniopterus schreibersii (kuhl, 1817) (chiroptera: vespertilionidae).the complete mitochondrial nd2 gene (1037 bp) was sequenced to examine relationships within the bent-wing bat complex, miniopterus schreibersii (family vespertilionidae). it was found that m. schreibersii is a paraphyletic assemblage comprising several species. two major lineages were identified, one of which was restricted to the palearctic-ethiopian regions and the other to the oriental-australasian regions. this pattern of differentiation was mirrored by the genus as a whole. speciation and d ...200415062785
organochlorine and trace metal residues in adult southern bent-wing bat (miniopterus schreibersii bassanii) in southeastern australia.in recent times, the apparent population decline of the southern bent-wing bat (miniopterus schreibersii bassanii) at bat cave, naracoorte has been ascribed to pesticide use in the region, following the finding of organochlorine and orgaonophosphate insecticide residues in bat guano. adult southern bent-wing bats were collected from bat cave and starlight cave in 2003. organochlorine contaminants were detected in all carcass samples: p,p'-dde was by far the most dominant contaminant with concent ...200616527329
Development and characterisation of 20 microsatellite loci isolated from the large bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) and their cross-taxa utility in the family Miniopteridae.The large bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii (Kuhl 1819), has a long history of taxonomic uncertainty and many populations are known to be in a state of decline. Microsatellite loci were developed for the taxonomic and population genetic assessment of the Australian complex of this species. Of the 33 primer sets designed for this research, seven (21%) were deemed suitably polymorphic for population-level analyses of the Australian taxa, with five (71%) of these loci revealing moderate to hi ...201121676197
distribution and morphology of cholinergic, catecholaminergic and serotonergic neurons in the brain of schreiber's long-fingered bat, miniopterus schreibersii.the current study describes the nuclear parcellation and neuronal morphology of the cholinergic, catecholaminergic and serotonergic systems within the brain of a representative species of microbat. while these systems have been investigated in detail in the laboratory rat, and examined in several other mammalian species, no chiropterans, to the author's knowledge, have been examined. using immunohistochemical stains for choline-acetyltransferase, tyrosine hydroxylase and serotonin, we were able ...200717560075
fine structure of the neck of epididymal spermatozoa of schreiber's long-fingered bat (chiroptera: mammalia).the structure of the spermatozoon of the long-fingered bat (miniopterus schreibersii) was studied using transmission electron microscopy. the neck is characterized by two asymmetrically arranged features that allow the orientation of sections in different planes and therefore aid the interpretation of the structure. there are six segmented columns, two major and four minor, in the anterior 79% of the neck, and it is only posterior to this that the major columns split. one major column is associa ...19883229722
cell entry by a novel european filovirus requires host endosomal cysteine proteases and niemann-pick c1.lloviu virus (llov), a phylogenetically divergent filovirus, is the proposed etiologic agent of die-offs of schreibers's long-fingered bats (miniopterus schreibersii) in western europe. studies of llov remain limited because the infectious agent has not yet been isolated. here, we generated a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus expressing the llov spike glycoprotein (gp) and used it to show that llov gp resembles other filovirus gp proteins in structure and function. llov gp must be cleaved b ...201425310500
bats in a mediterranean mountainous landscape: does wind farm repowering induce changes at assemblage and species level?we reported data on flying bat assemblages in a mediterranean mountain landscape of central italy on a 5-year time span (2005-2010) where a wind farm repowering has been carried out (from 2009, 17 three-blade turbines substituted an a priori set of one-blade turbines). in 4 yearly based surveys, we calculated a set of univariate metrics at species and assemblage level and also performing a diversity/dominance analysis (k-dominance plots) to evaluate temporal changes. nine species of bats were pr ...201626952112
which factors regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats?we studied the factors which regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats, using the schreiber's bat (miniopterus schreibersii) and its ectoparasites as a model. for this, we searched 969 bats during 2003 and 2004 at important stages of the bat yearly cycle and found four ectoparasite species regularly occurring on them: two nycteribiids (nycteribia schmidlii and penicillidia conspicua), one wing mite (spinturnix psi), and one hard tick (ixodes simplex simplex) ...200818779978
population structure of a cave-dwelling bat, miniopterus schreibersii: does it reflect history and social organization?many colonial bat species make regional migrations, and the consequent gene flow may eliminate geographic genetic structure resulting from history of colonization. in this study, we verified that history and social organization have detectable impacts on the genetic structure of miniopterus schreibersii, a cave-dwelling bat with high female philopatry. after studying all known nursing colonies in portugal, we concluded that there is a significant geographic structure and that the overall pattern ...200919494031
oxygen-binding properties of bat hemoglobins.the functional properties of hemolysates from the bats rhinolophus ferrumequinum, miniopterus schreibersi and pipistrellus pipistrellus were studied at 25 degrees c and 37 degrees c over the ph range 7.0-7.4. the concentrations of 2,3-dpg and their effect on hemoglobin o2 affinity were also studied under the same conditions. at ph 7.4 and 37 degrees c hemoglobin o2 affinity was higher than in similarly-sized non-flying, normothermic mammals. the bohr effect values in the three bat species were s ...19911713490
handedness in the echolocating schreiber's long-fingered bat (miniopterus schreibersii).bats, in terms of variety of species and their absolute numbers, are the most successful mammals on earth. the anatomical and functional peculiarities of microchiroptera are not confined only to the auditory system; the wings (hands) of bats are unique both from an anatomical point of view as from a sensorial one. they are much thinner than those of birds and their bony structure is much more similar to a primate hand than to the forelimb of other mammals of the bat's size; the thumb, is very sm ...201020399840
cryptic diversity of the bent-wing bat, miniopterus schreibersii (chiroptera: vespertilionidae), in asia minor.two or more species are cryptic, if they are morphologically similar, biologically distinct, and misclassified as a single species. cryptic species complexes were recently discovered within many bat species and we suspect that the bent-wing bat, miniopterus schreibersii, found in europe, northern africa, and asia minor, could also form such a complex. populations of m. schreibersii decline in most of the european countries and the species is currently listed as near threatened in the iucn red li ...201020433686
energy, water balance and the roost microenvironment in three australian cave-dwelling bats (microchiroptera).the ghost bat, macroderma gigas, and the orange leaf-nosed bat, rhinonycteris aurantius, occupy similar ranges across northern australia and are often found in the same roost caves. both species are considered rare and vulnerable to further population decline. a third small species, the large bent-wing bat, miniopterus schreibersii, has a similar body mass to r. aurantius, but has one of the largest ranges of any australian mammal. in the present study we examine the effect and sensitivity of th ...200011083527
novel lyssavirus in bat, spain.a new tentative lyssavirus, lleida bat lyssavirus, was found in a bent-winged bat (miniopterus schreibersii) in spain. it does not belong to phylogroups i or ii, and it seems to be more closely related to the west causasian bat virus, and especially to the ikoma lyssavirus.201323648051
isolation and phylogenetic characterization of bat astroviruses in southern china.astroviruses are associated with acute gastroenteritis of human and many animal species. recently, two studies have reported that novel astroviruses were found in bats. in order to extensively understand the genetic and phylogenetic characterization of bat astroviruses, we tested fecal samples of nine bat species that were collected at four natural habitats in three areas of southern china. the geographic distributions of the bats involved differed from previous reports. three out of nine specie ...201121573690
insights into persistence mechanisms of a zoonotic virus in bat colonies using a multispecies metapopulation model.rabies is a worldwide zoonosis resulting from lyssavirus infection. in europe, eptesicus serotinus is the most frequently reported bat species infected with lyssavirus, and thus considered to be the reservoir of european bat lyssavirus type 1 (eblv-1). to date, the role of other bat species in eblv-1 epidemiology and persistence remains unknown. here, we built an eblv-1-transmission model based on local observations of a three-cave and four-bat species (myotis capaccinii, myotis myotis, miniopte ...201424755619
the importance of distance to resources in the spatial modelling of bat foraging habitat.many bats are threatened by habitat loss, but opportunities to manage their habitats are now increasing. success of management depends greatly on the capacity to determine where and how interventions should take place, so models predicting how animals use landscapes are important to plan them. bats are quite distinctive in the way they use space for foraging because (i) most are colonial central-place foragers and (ii) exploit scattered and distant resources, although this increases flying costs ...201121547076
[an epidemiological investigation of bats carrying sars-cov in guangzhou and its vicinity].to detect serve acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (sars-cov) and sars-like-cov in fruit bats captured in guangzhou and its vicinity.200616864084
molecular evidence of ebola reston virus infection in philippine bats.in 2008-09, evidence of reston ebolavirus (restv) infection was found in domestic pigs and pig workers in the philippines. with species of bats having been shown to be the cryptic reservoir of filoviruses elsewhere, the philippine government, in conjunction with the food and agriculture organization of the united nations, assembled a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team to investigate philippine bats as the possible reservoir of restv.201526184657
molecular detection and phylogenetic characterization of bat and human adenoviruses in southern china.several novel adenoviruses (advs) have recently been identified in humans and other animal species. in this study, we report the molecular detection of and phylogenetically characterize bat and human advs detected in fecal or rectal swab samples collected in southern china. to detect advs, a 252-261 bp fragment of the dna polymerase (dpol) gene was amplified using nested pcr. a total of 520 rectal swab samples were collected from eight bat species in four geographic regions of southern china (gu ...201627057618
repeated dna sequences in the microbat species miniopterus schreibersi (vespertilionidae; chiroptera).repetitive dna sequences represent a substantial component of eukaryotic genomes. these sequences have been described and characterized in many mammalian species. however, little information about repetitive dna sequences is available in bat species. here we describe an ecori family of repetitive dna sequences present in the species miniopterus schreibersi. these repetitive sequences are 57.85%, a-t rich, organized in tandem, and with a monomer unit length of 904 bp. methylation analysis using t ...200212564634
[detection of serum antibodies against japanese encephalitis virus in bats in hainan and guangdong provinces of china].to investigate the prevalence of serum antibodies against japanese encephalitis virus (jev) in bats.201526018270
genomic characterization of a novel bat-associated circovirus detected in european miniopterus schreibersii bats.circoviruses are small circular dna viruses causing severe pig and poultry disease, recently identified in various bat species worldwide. we report the detection and full-genome molecular characterization of a novel bat-associated circovirus identified in faecal samples of miniopterus schreibersii bats (schreiber's bent-winged bats) from sardinia, italy. full-genomic sequencing revealed a new putative member of circoviridae family, with a genome size of 2063 nt. sequencing allowed the characteri ...202032088806
long-term surveillance of bat coronaviruses in korea: diversity and distribution pattern.bats harbour diverse coronaviruses (covs), some of which are associated with zoonotic infections, as well as inter-species transmission. in this study, a total of 512 bat faecal samples from the bat habitats at different geographical locations in south korea were investigated between 2016 and 2019. seventy-eight samples were positive for coronaviruses (15.2%), comprising 68 alphacoronaviruses (13.3%) and 10 betacoronaviruses (2.0%). the positive rates tended to increase during the awakening (apr ...202032473082
hydrogen isotopes reveal evidence of migration of miniopterus schreibersii in europe.the schreiber's bat, miniopterus schreibersii, is adapted to long-distance flight, yet long distance movements have only been recorded sporadically using capture-mark-recapture. in this study, we used the hydrogen isotopic composition of 208 wing and 335 fur specimens from across the species' european range to test the hypothesis that the species migrates over long distances.202032993600
coexistence of multiple coronaviruses in several bat colonies in an abandoned mineshaft.since the 2002-2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars) outbreak prompted a search for the natural reservoir of the sars coronavirus, numerous alpha- and betacoronaviruses have been discovered in bats around the world. bats are likely the natural reservoir of alpha- and betacoronaviruses, and due to the rich diversity and global distribution of bats, the number of bat coronaviruses will likely increase. we conducted a surveillance of coronaviruses in bats in an abandoned mineshaft in mojian ...201626920708
identification and interspecies transmission of a novel bocaparvovirus among different bat species in china.we report the discovery of a novel bocaparvovirus, bat bocaparvovirus (btbov), in one spleen, four respiratory and 61 alimentary samples from bats of six different species belonging to three families, hipposideridae, rhinolophidae and vespertilionidae. btbov showed a higher detection rate in alimentary samples of rhinolophus sinicus (5.7 %) than those of other bat species (0.43-1.59 %), supporting r. sinicus as the primary reservoir and virus spillover to accidental bat species. btbov peaked dur ...201627902362
viral metagenomic profiling of croatian bat population reveals sample and habitat dependent diversity.to date, the microbiome, as well as the virome of the croatian populations of bats, was unknown. here, we present the results of the first viral metagenomic analysis of guano, feces and saliva (oral swabs) of seven bat species (myotis myotis, miniopterus schreibersii, rhinolophus ferrumequinum, eptesicus serotinus, myotis blythii, myotis nattereri and myotis emarginatus) conducted in mediterranean and continental croatia. viral nucleic acids were extracted from sample pools, and analyzed using i ...202032824037
bats out of africa: disentangling the systematic position and biogeography of bats in cabo verde.cabo verde archipelago presents one of the largest knowledge gaps in the distribution and taxonomy of bats in the world. old works indicated that there are five species classified as european taxa. we have conducted an integrative taxonomy to revise the systematic position and distribution of cabo verdean bats with molecular, morphological, and ecological data, to test their native or exotic origin, and infer possible colonization patterns based on fieldwork and museum samples. results showed th ...202032752266
molecular survey of bacterial zoonotic agents in bats from the country of georgia (caucasus).bats are important reservoirs for many zoonotic pathogens. however, no surveys of bacterial pathogens in bats have been performed in the caucasus region. to understand the occurrence and distribution of bacterial infections in these mammals, 218 bats belonging to eight species collected from four regions of georgia were examined for bartonella, brucella, leptospira, and yersinia using molecular approaches. bartonella dna was detected in 77 (35%) bats from all eight species and was distributed in ...201728129398
illustrated redescription of the male of ixodes simplex neumann, 1906.ixodes simplex is a tick species of bats, mainly reported from schreibers' bent-winged bat, miniopterus schreibersii, all over its host's range. while being a common parasite of cave-dwelling bat species, the initial description of males is poor (based on a sole damaged specimen), lacking distinctive features. this study describes the male of i. simplex also providing measurements for a number of characters, using a series 10 of specimens. males of i. simplex show the following characteristics d ...201829886185
re-emergence of lloviu virus in miniopterus schreibersii bats, hungary, 2016. 201829670087
assessment of mercury exposure and maternal-foetal transfer in miniopterus schreibersii (chiroptera: miniopteridae) from southeastern iberian peninsula.mercury (hg) is a highly toxic and widely distributed metal that is bioaccumulated in insectivorous mammals and may cause adverse effects on the reproductive system. bats are considered excellent hg bioindicators due to their wide distribution, life span, trophic position, metabolic rate and food intake. however, few studies have analysed hg residues in bats, and to the best of our knowledge, no studies have been made in the iberian peninsula. the main aim of this study was to undertake the firs ...201728028704
candidate new rotavirus species in schreiber's bats, serbia.the genus rotavirus comprises eight species designated a to h and one tentative species, rotavirus i. in a virus metagenomic analysis of schreiber's bats sampled in serbia in 2014 we obtained sequences likely representing novel rotavirus species. whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis classified the representative strain into a tentative tenth rotavirus species, we provisionally called rotavirus j. the novel virus shared a maximum of 50% amino acid sequence identity within the vp6 gen ...201727932285
circum-mediterranean phylogeography of a bat coupled with past environmental niche modeling: a new paradigm for the recolonization of europe?the isolation of populations in the iberian, italian and balkan peninsulas during the ice ages define four main paradigms that explain much of the known distribution of intraspecific genetic diversity in europe. in this study we investigated the phylogeography of a wide-spread bat species, the bent-winged bat, miniopterus schreibersii around the mediterranean basin and in the caucasus. environmental niche modeling (enm) analysis was applied to predict both the current distribution of the species ...201627001602
identification of a novel yersinia enterocolitica strain from bats in association with a bat die-off that occurred in georgia (caucasus).yersinia entercolitica is a bacterial species within the genus yersinia, mostly known as a human enteric pathogen, but also recognized as a zoonotic agent widespread in domestic pigs. findings of this bacterium in wild animals are very limited. the current report presents results of the identification of cultures of y. entercolitica from dead bats after a massive bat die-off in a cave in western georgia. the growth of bacterial colonies morphologically suspected as yersinia was observed from thr ...202032635480
genetic diversity and recombination within bufaviruses: detection of a novel strain in hungarian bats.bats are important hosts of many viruses and in several cases they may serve as natural reservoirs even for viruses with zoonotic potential worldwide, including europe. however, they also serve as natural reservoir for other virus groups with important evolutionary relevance and yet unknown zoonotic potential. we performed viral metagenomic analyses on miniopterus schreibersii bat fecal samples. as a result, a novel parvovirus was detected for the first time in european bats. although, bufavirus ...201525989375
how a haemosporidian parasite of bats gets around: the genetic structure of a parasite, vector and host compared.parasite population structure is often thought to be largely shaped by that of its host. in the case of a parasite with a complex life cycle, two host species, each with their own patterns of demography and migration, spread the parasite. however, the population structure of the parasite is predicted to resemble only that of the most vagile host species. in this study, we tested this prediction in the context of a vector-transmitted parasite. we sampled the haemosporidian parasite polychromophil ...201525641066
the epidemiological characteristics of the korean bat paramyxovirus between 2016 and 2019.bats are considered reservoirs of severe emerging human pathogens. notably, bats host major mammalian paramyxoviruses from the family paramyxoviridae, order mononegavirales. in this study, paramyxoviruses were investigated by reverse transcription semi-nested polymerase chain reaction (rt-semi-nested pcr) and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rt-pcr), based on the rt-semi-nested pcr using the consensus paramyxovirus primers targeting the rna dependent-rna-polymerase (rdrp) region. ...202032512880
ultrastructural development of chorioallantoic placenta in the indian miniopterus bat, miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus (hodgson).the chorioallantoic placental interhemal membrane of miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus has been described electron-microscopically. morphologically there are three main types of placentae which develop in chronological sequence. they are (1) primary placenta, (2) secondary placenta and (3) tertiary placenta. in neural groove and limb-bud embryos the primary placenta consists of the following elements which separate the maternal and fetal circulations: (1) a continuous ectoplasmic layer, (2) i ...19921466238
genetic characterization of a novel picornavirus detected in miniopterus schreibersii bats.bats are important reservoirs of many viruses with zoonotic potential worldwide, including europe. among bat viruses, members of the picornaviridae family remain a neglected group. we performed viral metagenomic analyses on miniopterus schreibersii bat faecal samples, collected in hungary in 2013. in the present study we report the first molecular data and genomic characterization of a novel picornavirus from the bat species m. schreibersii in europe. based on phylogenetic analyses, the novel ba ...201525516541
outbreak of skin nodules associated with riouxgolvania beveridgei (nematoda: muspiceida) in the southern bentwing bat (miniopterus schreibersii bassanii), south australia.in 2009, an outbreak of white nodular cutaneous lesions was detected in one of only two known breeding colonies of the critically endangered southern bentwing bat (miniopterus schreibersii bassanii), at naracoorte, south australia. necropsies were conducted on 10 euthanized bats in september 2009. in october 2009, 123 bats were examined under anesthesia, with skin biopsies collected from 18 affected bats. prevalence of skin lesions was 45.2%. the prevalence among males was three times greater th ...201324502731
growing old, yet staying young: the role of telomeres in bats' exceptional longevity.understanding aging is a grand challenge in biology. exceptionally long-lived animals have mechanisms that underpin extreme longevity. telomeres are protective nucleotide repeats on chromosome tips that shorten with cell division, potentially limiting life span. bats are the longest-lived mammals for their size, but it is unknown whether their telomeres shorten. using >60 years of cumulative mark-recapture field data, we show that telomeres shorten with age inrhinolophus ferrumequinumandminiopte ...201829441358
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