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Host Phylogeny Constrains Cross-Species Emergence and Establishment of Rabies Virus in Bats
- D. Streicker, A. Turmelle, M. Vonhof, I. Kuzmin, G. McCracken, C. Rupprecht
- 6 August 2010
Using a data set of hundreds of rabies viruses sampled from 23 North American bat species, a general framework is presented to quantify per capita rates of cross-species transmission and reconstruct historical patterns of viral establishment in new host species using molecular sequence data, which demonstrate diminishing frequencies of both cross- species transmission and host shifts with increasing phylogenetic distance between bat species.
Roost-site selection and roosting ecology of forest-dwelling bats in southern British Columbia
Bats roosted in western white pine, and to a lesser extent ponderosa pine and western larch, in intermediate stages of decay more often than would be expected at random.
Roosting Behavior and Roost-Site Preferences of Forest-Dwelling California Bats (Myotis californicus)
We followed nine radiotagged female California bats ( Myotis californicus ) to 19 roosts in trees at two study sites in southcentral British Columbia. Bats regularly switched roosts and the number of…
Analysis of Spix's disc-winged bat association patterns and roosting home ranges reveal a novel social structure among bats
Emergence, Echolocation, Diet and Foraging Behavior of Molossus ater (Chiroptera: Molossidae) 1
Calculations concerning the costs of flight and roosting show that they were more than covered by the energy intake the bats achieved, and energy was not limiting for these bats at the time of the authors' study.
Can External Radiotransmitters Be Used to Assess Body Temperature and Torpor in Bats
There was a slight, but significant, effect of ambient temperature on skin temperature, but skin temperature accurately reflected rectal temperature in torpid and active bats, and it was never >3.3°C below Rectal temperature.
Roost availability and population size of Thyroptera tricolor, a leaf-roosting bat, in north-eastern Costa Rica
To assess roost availability and population size, the number of occupied and unoccupied leaves and bats in known areas in an area of lowland rain forest in north-eastern Costa Rica were quantified in 1998–99 and the use of conspicuous and accessible roosts by Thyroptera tricolor provided an ideal opportunity to address this need.
Using Hydrogen Isotopes to Assign Origins of Bats in the Eastern United States
Stable hydrogen isotopes in metabolically inert tissues such as feathers and hair provide a set of endogenous markers that may be useful for establishing migratory connectivity in animals, but significant intra- and interspecific variation in δDh values suggests that pooling across sex and age categories and use of surrogate species should be avoided.
Characterization of dinucleotide microsatellite loci in big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus), and their use in other North American vespertilionid bats
The development of six microsatellite loci for big brown bats, Eptesicus fuscus, were highly variable, with 12–23 alleles per locus, and observed and expected heterozygosities of greater than 79.5%.
No evidence for acoustic mate-guarding in duetting buff-breasted wrens (Thryothorus leucotis)
- S. Gill, M. Vonhof, B. Stutchbury, E. Morton, J. S. Quinn
- BiologyBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
- 13 January 2005
It is suggested that the low rate of extra-pair paternity in buff-breasted wrens was maintained without the use of acoustic or traditional paternity guards, and there was no difference in the time pairs spent in close proximity when females were fertile or not.