Natural epigenetic variation in the female great roundleaf bat (Hipposideros armiger) populations
- Sen Liu, Keping Sun, Tinglei Jiang, Jennifer P. Ho, Bao Liu, Jiang Feng
- BiologyZeitschrift für Induktive Abstammungs- und…
- 8 July 2012
This study is the first to explore epigenetic variance in the female great roundleaf bat (Hipposideros armiger) populations using the methylation-sensitive amplified polymorphism (MSAP) technique and finds a significant correlation between epigenetic and genetic variations.
Vocalization development of greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Rhinolophidae, Chiroptera)
- Y. Liu, Jiang Feng, Yun-lei Jiang, Lei Wu, Keping Sun
According to observation on mother-infant reunion, the female adult bats only suckled their own babies, but not other pups in the same colony, indicating that the isolation calls emitted by infant bats played an important role in mother- infant communication.
Widespread Bat White-Nose Syndrome Fungus, Northeastern China
- Joseph R. Hoyt, Keping Sun, Jiang Feng
- Environmental ScienceEmerging Infectious Diseases
- 1 January 2016
The distribution of pathogens is necessary to identify species and populations at risk and identify sources of pathogen spillover and introduction, and once pathogen distributions are known, management actions can be taken to reduce the risk for future global spread.
Ambient noise induces independent shifts in call frequency and amplitude within the Lombard effect in echolocating bats
- Steffen R. Hage, Tinglei Jiang, S. Berquist, Jiang Feng, W. Metzner
- PhysicsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 19 February 2013
The Lombard effect and the associated changes in call frequency in a highly vocal mammal, echolocating horseshoe bats are examined and different effects that varying the BFN center frequency had on amplitude and frequency rises indicate different neural circuits and/or mechanisms underlying these changes.
Geographic Variation in the Acoustic Traits of Greater Horseshoe Bats: Testing the Importance of Drift and Ecological Selection in Evolutionary Processes
- Keping Sun, Li Luo, Jiang Feng
- BiologyPLoS ONE
- 8 August 2013
This work quantified geographic variation in resting frequency (RF) of echolocation calls, estimated genetic structure and phylogeny of R. ferrumequinum populations, and combined this with climatic factors to test three hypotheses to explain acoustic variation: genetic drift, cultural drift, and local adaptation.
Bat conservation in China: should protection of subterranean habitats be a priority?
- Jinhong Luo, Tinglei Jiang, Guanjun Lu, Lei Wang, Jing Wang, Jiang Feng
- Environmental ScienceOryx
- 17 July 2013
It is recommended that protection of subterranean habitats should be a high priority for bat conservation in China and that roost disturbance by recreational activities has pronounced detrimental effects on the number of bat species and the presence of species of special concern.
Cryptic diversity in Chinese rhinolophids and hipposiderids (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae)
- Keping Sun, Jiang Feng, Zhenzhen Zhang, Lijie Xu, Y. Liu
The intraspecific genetic variation among 32 species sampled from a wide geographical region showed that high sequence divergence of over 5% exists within Hipposideros pomona, Coelops frithi and Aselliscus stoliczkanus, suggesting the possible existence of cryptic diversity.
Detection and characterization of diverse alpha- and betacoronaviruses from bats in China
- Lin Xu, Fuqiang Zhang, C. Tu
- BiologyVirologica Sinica
- 1 February 2016
Two new species of bat CoV, identified through sequence comparison and phylogenetic analysis, are proposed, with a wide distribution in China.
Patterns and causes of geographic variation in bat echolocation pulses.
- Tinglei Jiang, Hui Wu, Jiang Feng
- GeographyIntegrative Zoology
- 1 May 2015
Evidence is accumulating to support the fact that geographic variation in echolocation pulses of bats may be caused by genetic drift, cultural drift, ecological selection, sexual selection and social selection.