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Standing Item: Genome Sequencing

Meike Mai

Aug 1, 2024

Genomes sequenced and currently underway

The Bat Biology Foundation (BBF) is at the forefront of genomic research, working in partnership with the Bat1K genome consortium to sequence bat genomes.

Our cutting-edge sequencing endeavors are conducted at Paratus Science, located in New York, ensuring that we utilize the most advanced technologies available to generate high quality genomes.

All sequenced genomes will be publicly accessible through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to advance scientific knowledge.


Accompanying these genomes, we also publish detailed genome notes, with species sample owners being listed as the first author.

BBF is dedicated to adhering to best practices. Whenever possible, we make use of previously collected samples, including museum specimens and other species samples gathered with appropriate permits.


Please find below a table listing species BBF is generating genomes for. Some of these have already been completed, for exact status updates please visit Sequencing status – Bat1K


Are you in possession of bat samples that could contribute to this groundbreaking project and scientific community?

Then please reach out to meike.m@batbio.org to discuss possibilities for collaboration, coordinate contributions and ensure our sequencing efforts are as efficient and impactful as possible.


Artibeus intermedius

Artibeus lituratus

Bauerus dubiaquercus

Carollia sowelli

Centurio senex

Dermanura phaeotis

Eptesicus furinalis

Glossophaga mutica

Lasiurus ega

Lophostoma evotis

Micronycteris microtis

Molossus alvarezi

Molossus nigricans

Mormoops megalophylla

Myotis pilosatibialis

Platyrrhinus helleri

Pteronotus fulvus

Pteronotus psilotis

Sturnira parvidens

Uroderma convexum

Rhynchonycteris naso

Pteronotus mesoamericanus

Eumops nanus

Gardnerycteris keenani

Natalus mexicanus

Cormura brevirostris

Chilonatalus micropus

Brachyphylla pumila

Aethalops alecto

Cynopterus horsfieldii

Rousettus spinalatus

Eptesicus chiriquinus

Harpiocephalus harpia

Ia io

Myotis nesopolus

Rhinopoma cystops

Asellia tridens

Hypsugo ariel

Rhinolophus blasii

Miniopterus natalensis

Nycticeinops schleiffeni

Epomophorus wahlbergi

Myonycteris angolensis*

Myotis tricolor

Rhinolophus clivosus

Nycteris thebaica

Hipposideros ruber

Laephotis angolensis*

Rhinolophus hildebrandtii

Rhinolophus darlingii

Anoura geoffroyi

Anoura aequatorialis

Sturnira lilium

Dermanura bogotensis

Myotis nigricans

Myotis riparius

Mesophylla macconnelli

Artibeus planirostris

Platyrrhinus matapalensis

Platyrrhinus angustirostris

Lonchophylla robusta

Uroderma bilobatum

Myotis keaysi

Carollia brevicauda

Carollia castanea

Nycticeius humeralis

Myotis velifer

Myotis thysanodes

Myotis ciliolbrum

Myotis californicus

Emballonura alecto

Nycteris tragata

Kerivoula hardwickii

Centronycteris maximiliani

Hypsugo pulveratus

Vespertilio sinensis

Rhogeessa io

Tonatia maresi

Megaerops ecaudatus

Balionycteris maculata

Chironax melanocephalus

Macroglossus minimus

Myotis gomantongensis

Mimon bennettii

Promops centralis

Sturnira tildae

Ametrida centurio

Anoura geoffroyi

Chiroderma villosum

Perimyotis subflavus


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