Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012
High Diversity of RNA Viruses in Rodents, Ethiopia
|Species||No. animals by locality and elevation
||Total no. animals|
|Aroresha, 1,600 m||Golgolnaele, 2,700 m||Mahbere Silassie, 2,600 m|
|Ethiopian white-footed mouse (Stenocephalemys albipes)||0||33||23||56|
|Awash multimammate mouse (Mastomys awashensis)||16||1||1||18|
|Mus (Nannomys) sp. mice||11||20||2||33|
|Black rat (Rattus rattus)||37||2||5||44|
|African giant shrew (Crocidura olivieri)||6||2||17||25|
|Dembea grass rat (Arvicanthis dembeensis)||8||13||4||25|
*Species identification was confirmed by sequencing the partial mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (11). Representative sequences are available in GenBank (accession nos. JQ956464-JQ956479). Voucher specimens from representative rodents have been deposited at the Evolutionary Ecology group, University of Antwerp, and are available from the authors on request.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.