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2015ApJ...813...82R Relations between Central Black Hole Mass and Total Galaxy Stellar Mass in the Local Universe Reines, Amy E.; Volonteri, Marta Abstract. Scaling relations between central black hole (BH) mass and host galaxy properties are of fundamental importance to studies of BH and galaxy evolution throughout cosmic time. Here we investigate the relationship between BH mass and host galaxy total stellar mass using a sample of 262 broad-line active galactic nuclei (AGNs) in the nearby universe (z < 0.055), as well as 79 galaxies with dynamical BH masses. The vast majority of our AGN sample is constructed using Sloan Digital Sky Survey spectroscopy and searching for Seyfert-like narrow-line ratios and broad Halpha emission. BH masses are estimated using standard virial techniques. We also include a small number of dwarf galaxies with total stellar masses M_stellar_ <~ 10^9.5^ M_&sun;_ and a subsample of the reverberation-mapped AGNs. Total stellar masses of all 341 galaxies are calculated in the most consistent manner feasible using color-dependent mass-to-light ratios. We find a clear correlation between BH mass and total stellar mass for the AGN host galaxies, with M_BH_ is proportional to M_stellar_, similar to that of early-type galaxies with dynamically detected BHs. However, the relation defined by the AGNs has a normalization that is lower by more than an order of magnitude, with a BH-to-total stellar mass fraction of M_BH_/M_stellar_ ~ 0.025% across the stellar mass range 10^8^ <= M_stellar_/M_&sun;_ <= 10^12^. This result has significant implications for studies at high redshift and cosmological simulations in which stellar bulges cannot be resolved. Key words: galaxies: active, galaxies: evolution, galaxies: nuclei, galaxies: Seyfert
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