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Land use impact on Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaerten. stand structure and distribution patterns: a comparison of Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari in Atacora district in Benin
The shea tree, Vitellaria paradoxa, is a socio-economically important tree for the rural population in parts of West Africa. Our study assessed the current status of this native tree species withExpand
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Investigating the zoonotic origin of the West African Ebola epidemic
The severe Ebola virus disease epidemic occurring in West Africa stems from a single zoonotic transmission event to a 2‐year‐old boy in Meliandou, Guinea. We investigated the zoonotic origins of theExpand
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Hantavirus in Bat, Sierra Leone
To the Editor: Hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae) are transmitted from rodent reservoirs to humans. These viruses cause life-threatening human diseases: hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome in theExpand
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High diversity of West African bat malaria parasites and a tight link with rodent Plasmodium taxa
Significance Understanding the evolution of malaria parasites and their phylogenetic context is key to understanding this important human disease. We report an unexpected high diversity of malariaExpand
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A framework for the study of zoonotic disease emergence and its drivers: spillover of bat pathogens as a case study
Many serious emerging zoonotic infections have recently arisen from bats, including Ebola, Marburg, SARS-coronavirus, Hendra, Nipah, and a number of rabies and rabies-related viruses, consistent withExpand
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Phylogeography and predicted distribution of African-Arabian and Malagasy populations of giant mastiff bats, Otomops spp. (Chiroptera: Molossidae)
ABSTRACT Otomops martiensseni is sparsely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and southwestern Arabia (Yemen). Otomops madagascariensis from the dry portions of Madagascar is widely recognisedExpand
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Outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Suckling Piglets, China
the genera Eptesicus and Rhinolophus in South Korea. However, nucleotide sequencing showed the presence of prototypical Hantaan virus indicating a spillover infection or laboratory contamination (7).Expand
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High-resolution GPS tracking of Lyle's flying fox between temples and orchards in central Thailand
Hunting and loss of natural habitats increasingly threaten tropical biodiversity and ecosystems, particularly in Southeast Asia. Flying foxes often persist in anthropogenic areas where other wildlifeExpand
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Multi‐temporal distribution modelling with satellite tracking data: predicting responses of a long‐distance migrant to changing environmental conditions
Summary 1. Despite the wealth of data available from satellite tracking (ST) studies, such data have rarely been used to model species distributions. Using a novel method, we show how to exploitExpand
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Macroecological conclusions based on IUCN expert maps: A call for caution
Aim International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) expert maps are increasingly used in macroecological research. However, they have not been produced for this purpose. MacroecologicalExpand
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