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Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009

Research

Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus in Wild Rodents, Northern Italy

Valentina TagliapietraComments to Author , Roberto Rosà, Heidi C. Hauffe, Juha Laakkonen, Liina Voutilainen, Olli Vapalahti, Antti Vaheri, Heikki Henttonen, and Annapaola Rizzoli
Author affiliations: Edmund Mach Foundation–Istituto Agrario di San Michele all’Adige, San Michele all’Adige, Italy (V. Tagliapietra, R. Rosà, H.C. Hauffe, A. Rizzoli); Finnish Forest Research Institute, Vantaa, Finland (J. Laakkonen, L. Voutilainen, H. Henttonen); University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (J. Laakkonen, O. Vapalahti, A. Vaheri)

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Population structure of Apodemus flavicollis in Dos Gaggio region of Trentino Alto-Adige, northern Italy, 2000–2006. Juveniles, <1 month of age, gray pelage (fur), and weight <15 g); subadults, weight >15 g and not in breeding condition (undescended testes or imperforate vagina); adults, weight >15 g and in breeding condition (descended testes or perforate vagina, visible nipples, or visibly pregnant). Gaps in the plots indicate that no trapping was conducted during these periods.

Figure 2. Population structure of Apodemus flavicollis in Dos Gaggio region of Trentino Alto-Adige, northern Italy, 2000–2006. Juveniles, <1 month of age, gray pelage (fur), and weight <15 g); subadults, weight >15 g and not in breeding condition (undescended testes or imperforate vagina); adults, weight >15 g and in breeding condition (descended testes or perforate vagina, visible nipples, or visibly pregnant). Gaps in the plots indicate that no trapping was conducted during these periods.

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