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Discovery of an Ebolavirus-Like Filovirus in Europe
Filoviruses, amongst the most lethal of primate pathogens, have only been reported as natural infections in sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines. Infections of bats with the ebolaviruses and
The Iberian contribution to cryptic diversity in European bats
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Most unsuspected lineages seem restricted to Iberia, although two have crossed the Pyrenees to reach, at least, Switzerland, and the existence of further cryptic diversity is suggested.
Impact of Market Hunting on Mammal Species in Equatorial Guinea.
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Comparison of actual and potential harvests showed that Bioko animals are heavily exploited, some of them unsustainably, which poses severe risks for the conservation of the island's unique fauna that must be addressed immediately.
Novel Lyssavirus in Bat, Spain
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A new tentative lyssavirus was found in a bent-winged bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) in Spain, and it seems to be more closely related to the West Causasian bat virus, and especially to the Ikoma lySSavirus.
Screening of Active Lyssavirus Infection in Wild Bat Populations by Viral RNA Detection on Oropharyngeal Swabs
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RT-PCR using oropharyngeal swabs will permit screening of wild bat populations for active lyssavirus infection, for research or epidemiological purposes, in line not only with conservation policies but also in a more efficient manner than classical detection techniques used on the brain.
The Straits of Gibraltar: barrier or bridge to Ibero-Moroccan bat diversity?
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The study shows that the cryptic diversity uncovered among bats continues to increase as more regions are studied, and that the general pattern in the degree of permeability of the Straits of Gibraltar for bats is not found.
Bushmeat Consumption and Preferences of Two Ethnic Groups in Bioko Island, West Africa
We studied consumption and preference of meats of wild species (bushmeat) by inhabitants of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. The aim of the study was to quantify frequency of consumption and stated
Phylogeny and systematics of Old World serotine bats (genus Eptesicus, Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera): an integrative approach
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Differences in the phylogenetic hypotheses from mtDNA and nuDNA data suggest the occurrence within E. serotinus of evolutionary processes such as mtDNA capture and secondary contacts between partially differentiated ecomorphs deserve more in‐depth studies within the group.
Novel Papillomaviruses in Free-Ranging Iberian Bats: No Virus–Host Co-evolution, No Strict Host Specificity, and Hints for Recombination
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The description of a second noncoding region in the RferPV1 genome reinforces the view of an increased susceptibility to recombination in the E2-L2 genomic region, and prompts the question of whether the prevailing paradigms regarding PVs evolution should be reconsidered.
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