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Do young Carollia perspicillata (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) present higher infestation rates of Streblidae (Diptera)?
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PMID:  22990835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Ecological aspects related to parasitism are one of the less studied issues in parasitology research, and the scarce evidence available supports that younger specimens present higher infestation rates. The purpose of this work is to establish if higher infestation rates are observed in nursing females and their young captured inside their roost. Bats were captured inside a shelter located in RPPN Estação Veracel, Santa Cruz de Cabrália, Bahia state, Brazil. A total of 56 individuals of Carollia perspicillata were observed, 17 captured inside the roost during the day and 39 in trails at night. Captures of C. perspicillata during the day in a shelter yielded similar infestation rates to bats netted in trails and higher prevalence. The hypothesis that young were more infected was confirmed, based on the higher infestation of nursing females with neonates and on the significant inverse relation between body weight and number of parasites in young and subadults.
Cel Esbérard; D Astúa; L Geise; Lm Costa; Lg Pereira
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1678-4375     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz J Biol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129542     Medline TA:  Braz J Biol     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, RJ, Brazil, 23890-000.
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