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