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Hantavirus in African Wood Mouse, Guinea
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Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of the genetic material demonstrate a novel hantavirus species, which the authors propose to name "Sangassou virus".
Novel Hantavirus Sequences in Shrew, Guinea
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The recovery of hantavirus RNA of a novel sequence from a shrew, collected in Guinea, West Africa, is reported, and this exceptional position of the Tan826 sequence within the tree is consistent with its detection in a shrew instead of a rodent host.
Recent radiation in West African Taterillus (Rodentia, Gerbillinae): the concerted role of chromosome and climatic changes
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It is hypothesize that the process underpinning cladogenesis most probably involved highly underdominant genomic rearrangements that were fixed following pronounced populational bottlenecks resulting from drastic climatic and subsequent environmental changes.
Mastomys natalensis and Lassa Fever, West Africa
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PCR screening of 1,482 murid rodents from 13 genera caught in 18 different localities of Guinea, West Africa, showed Lassa virus infection only in molecularly typed Mastomys natalensis, which correlates geographically with LassA virus seroprevalence in humans.
Patterns of karyotype evolution in complexes of sibling species within three genera of African murid rodents inferred from the comparison of cytogenetic and molecular data
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The analysis of three rodent sibling species complexes belonging to the African genera Arvicanthis, Acomys and Mastomys revealed that each complex is characterized by a distinct pattern of karyotype evolution (karyotypic orthoselection), and a specific mutation rate, and the general pattern may be considerably modified in the course of evolution within the same species complex.
Exploring phylogeography and species limits in the Altai vole (Rodentia: Cricetidae)
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To address the question of the species limits in the Altai vole and to infer its evolutionary history, a phylogeographical analysis combined with multivariate morphometric methods and original chromosome data was performed.
Phylogenetic position of the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) inferred from cytogenetic analysis of eleven species of Bovidae
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The study revealed that nucleolar organizing regions (NORs) are phylogenetically informative and strongly suggests the saola’s placement within the subtribe Bubalina, which contrasts with Robertsonian rearrangements which are informative only at the generic level.
Unusually extensive karyotype reorganization in four congeneric Gerbillus species (Muridae: Gerbillinae)
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This study revealed that possibly 70 Robertsonian (Rb) fusions, two pericentric inversions, one tandem translocation and at least 13 non-identified rearrangements have occurred during the karyotypic evolution of these species.
Systematics and phylogeny of West African gerbils of the genus Gerbilliscus (Muridae: Gerbillinae) inferred from comparative G- and C-banding chromosomal analyses
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The pattern of phylogenetic relationships inferred from a cladistic analysis of the chromosomal data is in good agreement with recent molecular phylogenetic studies that recognize a West African species group within the genus Gerbilliscus, and the monophyly of both GerbillISCus and Gerbillurus.
Explosive chromosome evolution and speciation in the gerbil genus Taterillus (Rodentia, Gerbillinae): a case of two new cryptic species
The five morphologically sibling gerbil species of the genus Taterillus in West Africa were first identified from karyotypes. These species possess an XX/XY1Y2 sex-chromosome system and are
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