HAEMATOLOGY PROFILE OF FRUIT BATS Cynopterus spp. FROM SPECIAL REGION YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA

Authors

  • HUSNI MUBAROK Department of Tropical Biology, Biology Faculty, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Jl. Teknika Selatan, Sekip Utara 55281 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • NIKEN SATUTI NUR HANDAYANI Department of Tropical Biology, Biology Faculty, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Jl. Teknika Selatan, Sekip Utara 55281 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • TUTY ARISURYANTI Department of Tropical Biology, Biology Faculty, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Jl. Teknika Selatan, Sekip Utara 55281 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • IBNU MARYANTO Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Widyasatwaloka Building, Research Centre in Biology - LIPI, Jl. Raya Cibinong KM 46 Cibinong Indonesia

Keywords:

Cynopterus brachyotis, erythrocyte, haematological data

Abstract

Cynopterus spp. is a fruit bats genus that is widely distributed in Asia and plays an important role as pollinator and seed disperser of plants in different habitats. Haematological data is affected by sex, age, and external factors. It is also needed in examination of the health conditions, body defenses, and physiological conditions of bats. Complete haematological data of this genus in Indonesia remain a lack of information. This study aimed to analyze the haematological profile of Cynopterus spp. Bats were captured using mist nets at three different habitat types in the special region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Total 31 individuals from four species Cynopterus spp. were trapped. Blood samples were collected from the intracardiac. 20 parameters including the density of erythrocyte, leukocyte, and platelet profiles were analyzed. The result indicated red cell distribution width standard deviation counts between juvenile and adult, leukocyte number and platelet number between urban and non-urban of C. brachyotis were significantly different. Those results are presumed to be associated with age stage and environmental conditions. A large number of fruit bats individuals from different habitat is necessary for further study.

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Published

20-05-2021

How to Cite

MUBAROK, H. ., NUR HANDAYANI, N. S., ARISURYANTI, T., & MARYANTO, I. (2021). HAEMATOLOGY PROFILE OF FRUIT BATS Cynopterus spp. FROM SPECIAL REGION YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA. Malaysian Applied Biology, 50(1), 105–113. Retrieved from https://jms.mabjournal.com/index.php/mab/article/view/17

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