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Molecular phylogenetics of shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae) reveal timing of transcontinental colonizations.
We sequenced 2167 base pairs (bp) of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b and 16S, and 1390 bp of nuclear genes BRCA1 and ApoB in shrews taxa (Eulipotyphla, family Soricidae). The aim was to study theExpand
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Biogeographic origin and radiation of the Old World crocidurine shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear genes.
The crocidurine shrews include the most speciose genus of mammals, Crocidura. The origin and evolution of their radiation is, however, poorly understood because of very scant fossil records and aExpand
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Novel Hantavirus Sequences in Shrew, Guinea
To the Editor: Hantaviruses, family Bunyaviridae, have been known as causative agents of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Asia and Europe (1,2) and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome in theExpand
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Identification of Ebola virus sequences present as RNA or DNA in organs of terrestrial small mammals of the Central African Republic.
The life cycle of the Ebola (EBO) virus remains enigmatic. We tested for EBO virus in the organs of 242 small mammals captured during ecological studies in the Central African Republic. EBO virusExpand
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Phylogeny and evolution of African shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae) inferred from 16s rRNA sequences.
Current phylogenetic hypotheses on the African Crocidurinae (Soricidae) are based upon morpho-anatomical, karyological, and allozyme studies. The present study attempts to resolve theExpand
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Terrestrial Small Mammals as Reservoirs of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Benin
ABSTRACT Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer (BU), is considered an environmental pathogen. Different mycobacteria were detected in 68 (12%) out of 565 small mammals collectedExpand
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Molecular and morphometric variation in two sibling species of the genus Praomys (Rodentia: Muridae): implications for biogeography
The rodent genus Praomys is widely distributed in the African tropics. The species are cryptic, rendering the species taxonomy unclear. There are differences of opinion concerning the specific statusExpand
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First results on the feeding ecology of sympatric shrews (Insectivora: Soricidae) in the Tai National Park, Ivory Coast
The feeding ecology of a multi-species community of shrews inhabiting secondary forest and cacao-coffee plantations in the Tai National Park (Ivory Coast) was investigated. A total of 553 shrews wereExpand
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The invasive land planarian Platydemus manokwari (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae): records from six new localities, including the first in the USA
The land planarian Platydemus manokwari de Beauchamp, 1963 or “New Guinea flatworm” is a highly invasive species, mainly in the Pacific area, and recently in Europe (France). We report specimens fromExpand
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Diversity, dynamics and reproduction in a community of small mammals in Upper Guinea, with emphasis on pygmy mice ecology
As part of a large survey on reservoirs of Lassa fever in Guinea, three villages were investigated in high endemic zone, close to Sierra Leone border. Biodiversity of the small mammal community isExpand
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