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Stochastic seasonality and nonlinear density-dependent factors regulate population size in an African rodent
Ecology has long been troubled by the controversy over how populations are regulated,. Some ecologists focus on the role of environmental effects, whereas others argue that density-dependent feedbackExpand
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Phylogeographical patterns of genetic divergence and speciation in African mole‐rats (Family: Bathyergidae)
African mole‐rats are subterranean Hystricomorph rodents, distributed widely throughout sub‐Saharan Africa, and displaying a range of social and reproductive strategies from solitary dwelling to theExpand
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Forecasting rodent outbreaks in Africa-an ecological basis for Mastomys control in Tanzania
1. Rainfall data were collated for years preceding historical outbreaks of Mastomys rats in East Africa in order to test the hypothesis that such outbreaks occur after long dry periods. 2. RodentExpand
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A re-appraisal of palaeoenvironmental history in Central Africa: evidence for a major fluvial refuge in the Zaire Basin
Pleistocene refuge theory has been strengthened in the Neotropics by much prominent and recent work. In contrast, models developed in the 1960s for Central African tropics are still retained to-day.Expand
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The basis of reproductive seasonally in Mastomys rats (Rodentia: Muridae) in Tanzania
Reproduction of the African murid genus Mastomys, multimammate rats, is seasonal, starting after the rains and extending well into the dry season. During a two-year study in Tanzania, we tested threeExpand
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Spatial patterns in Mastomys natalensis in Tanzania (Rodentia, Muridae)
Nous avons etudie la preference d'habitat, la dispersion et les mouvements de Mastomys natalensis dans des jacheres et des champs de mais en Tanzanie. Pendant les periodes de faibles densites, lesExpand
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The Archaeal Respiratory Supercomplex SoxM from S.acidocaldarius Combines Features of Quinole and Cytochrome c Oxidases
Abstract The hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius has a unique respiratory system with at least two terminal oxidases. Genetic and preliminary biochemical studies suggested theExpand
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Mitochondrial phylogeny reveals differential modes of chromosomal evolution in the genus Tatera (Rodentia: Gerbillinae) in Africa.
The African gerbils of the genus Tatera are widespread and abundant throughout sub-Saharan Africa. There is still today a certain controversy concerning the taxonomy of these rodents and very fewExpand
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Mitochondrial sequences and karyotypes reveal hidden diversity in African pouched mice (subfamily Cricetomyinae, genus Saccostomus)
The African rodent genus Saccostomus is common and widespread in the savannas, scrubby areas and cultivated fields from south Ethiopia and Somalia through East Africa down to the Cape Province. ItsExpand
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