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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634357/astroviruses-in-bats-madagascar
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Camille Lebarbenchon, Beza Ramasindrazana, Léa Joffrin, Sandra Bos, Erwan Lagadec, Gildas Le Minter, Yann Gomard, Pablo Tortosa, David A Wilkinson, Steven M Goodman, Patrick Mavingui
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630354/not-all-cells-are-equal-effects-of-temperature-and-sex-on-the-size-of-different-cell-types-in-the-madagascar-ground-gecko-paroedura-picta
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Marcin Czarnoleski, Anna Maria Labecka, Zuzana Starostová, Anna Sikorska, Elżbieta Bonda-Ostaszewska, Katarzyna Woch, Lukáš Kubička, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Jan Kozlowski
Cell size plays a role in evolutionary and phenotypically plastic changes in body size. To examine this role, we measured the sizes of seven cell types of geckos (Paroedura picta) reared at three constant temperatures (24, 27, and 30 °C). Our results show that the cell size varies according to the body size, sex and developmental temperature, but the pattern of this variance depends on the cell type. We identified three groups of cell types, and the cell sizes changed in a coordinated manner within each group...
June 19, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628779/on-the-presence-of-plutonium-in-madagascar-following-the-snap-9a-satellite-failure
#3
C Rääf, E Holm, N Rabesiranana, R Garcia-Tenorio, E Chamizo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627783/elwyn-simons-opening-windows-into-madagascar-s-past
#4
Laurie R Godfrey, Kathleen M Muldoon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Evolutionary Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621206/baseline-population-health-conditions-ahead-of-a-health-system-strengthening-program-in-rural-madagascar
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Ann C Miller, Ranto H Ramananjato, Andres Garchitorena, Victor R Rabeza, Djordje Gikic, Amber Cripps, Laura Cordier, Hery-Tiana Rahaniraka Razanadrakato, Marius Randriamanambintsoa, Lara Hall, Megan Murray, Felicite Safara Razanavololo, Michael L Rich, Matthew H Bonds
BACKGROUND: A model health district was initiated through a program of health system strengthening (HSS) in Ifanadiana District of southeastern Madagascar in 2014. We report population health indicators prior to initiation of the program. METHODS: A representative household survey based on the Demographic Health Survey was conducted using a two-stage cluster sampling design in two strata - the initial program catchment area and the future catchment area. Chi-squared and t-tests were used to compare data by stratum, using appropriate sampling weights...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616499/emergence-of-wesselsbron-virus-among-black-rat-and-humans-in-eastern-senegal-in-2013
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Moussa M Diagne, Martin Faye, Oumar Faye, Abdourahmane Sow, Fanny Balique, Mbacké Sembène, Laurent Granjon, Pascal Handschumacher, Ousmane Faye, Mawlouth Diallo, Amadou A Sall
Wesselsbron disease is a neglected mosquito transmitted Flavivirus infection that causes abortions and has teratogenic effects on sheep and cattle in Africa. Human can also be infected. The detection of human or animal cases is complicated by the non-specific symptoms close to Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in domestic livestock species or Dengue like syndrome in humans. Then, these detections are usually made during RVF investigations in sheep. These domestic animals should take a role in the life cycle of the virus but some evidences of Wesselsbron virus (WSLV) presence in wild animals suggest that the latter may be involved in the virus maintenance in nature...
June 2017: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610369/cassida-sekerkai-sp-nov-coleoptera-chrysomelidae-cassidinae-a-new-species-from-madagascar
#7
Lech Borowiec, Jolanta Świętojańska
Cassida sekerkai sp. nov. is described from Madagascar. This species belongs to the group with completely black pronotal and elytral disc.
May 17, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610267/-i-canthyporus-reebae-i-sp-nov-from-the-itremo-and-andringitra-mountains-of-central-eastern-madagascar-coleoptera-dytiscidae-hydroporinae
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Michaël Manuel, Andriamirado T Ramahandrison
Canthyporus reebae sp. nov. is described from the south-eastern part of the Itremo mountain range and from the Andringitra massif in central eastern Madagascar. The new species is the second one of the genus Canthyporus Zimmermann, 1919 to be recorded from Madagascar, the other being C. pauliani Guignot, 1951, so far endemic to the northern massif of Tsaratanana. The habitus and male and female reproductive structures of the new species are illustrated. Canthyporus reebae sp. nov. differs from C. pauliani notably by larger size, less parallel-sided and more evenly convex habitus, paler pronotum, more weakly impressed body surface reticulation, and a different shape of the median lobe of aedeagus...
June 1, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610237/a-review-of-the-taxonomy-and-osteology-of-the-i-rhombophryne-i-i-serratopalpebrosa-i-species-group-anura-microhylidae-from-madagascar-with-comments-on-the-value-of-volume-rendering-of-micro-ct-data-to-taxonomists
#9
Mark D Scherz, Oliver Hawlitschek, Franco Andreone, Andolalao Rakotoarison, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw
Over the last three years, three new species of saw-browed diamond frogs (Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa species group)-a clade of cophyline microhylid frogs native to northern and eastern Madagascar-have been described. We here review the taxonomy of these frogs based on a new multi-gene phylogeny of the group, which confirms its monophyly but is insufficiently resolved to clarify most intra-group relationships. We confirm Rhombophryne guentherpetersi (Guibé, 1974) to be a member of this group, and we re-describe it based on its type series and newly collected material; the species is characterised by small superciliary spines (overlooked in its original description), as well as large tibial glands and an unusually laterally compressed pectoral girdle...
June 6, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610185/new-taxa-of-orthoptera-insecta-tettigoniidae-phaneropterinae-from-madagascar
#10
Bruno Massa
The author reports the results of a study on Orthoptera collected in Madagascar and preserved in two European Natural History museums. He describes Symmetroraggea depravata n. sp., Parapyrrhicia longipodex n. sp., Madagascarantia bartolozzii n. gen. n. sp., Mimoscudderia spinicercata n. sp. In addition, he lists new records or unknown taxonomical characters of Xenodus nobilis Carl, 1914 and Parapyrrhicia virilis Carl, 1914.
March 10, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610182/taxonomic-review-of-the-genera-i-micridium-i-motschulsky-1869-and-i-micridina-i-johnson-1969-coleoptera-ptiliidae-with-eleven-new-species-including-the-first-records-from-south-america-and-madagascar
#11
Michael Darby
The six recognised species of the genus Micridium Motschulsky, 1869: M. vittatum (Motschulsky, 1845) M. halidaii (Matthews, 1868), M. angulicolle (Fairmaire, 1858), M. lineatum (Le Conte, 1863). M. rhodeanum (Casey, 1924) and M. groehni Polilov & Perkovsky, 2004 are reviewed and eleven new species: M. attenboroughi sp.n., M. boliviense sp.n., M. elegans sp. n., M. foveatum sp.n., M. inornatum sp.n., M. johnsoni sp.n., M. newtoni sp.n., M. oweni sp.n., M. proprium sp.n., M. quadridens sp.n. and M. thayerae sp...
March 10, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610126/taxonomic-description-and-3d-modelling-of-a-new-species-of-myzostomid-annelida-myzostomida-associated-with-black-corals-from-madagascar
#12
Lucas Terrana, Igor Eeckhaut
Eenymeenymyzostoma nigrocorallium n. sp. is the first species of myzostomid worm associated with black corals to be described. Endoparasitic specimens of E. nigrocorallium were found associated with three species of antipatharians on the Great Reef of Toliara. Individuals inhabit the gastrovascular ducts of their hosts and evidence of infestation is, most of the time, not visible externally. Phylogenetic analyses based on 18S rDNA, 16S rDNA and COI data indicate a close relation to Eenymeenymyzostoma cirripedium, the only other species of the genus...
March 19, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610077/two-bathyal-hydroids-hydrozoa-leptothecata-from-the-southwest-indian-ocean
#13
Jeanette E Watson
Two species of hydroids were recovered from a mooring rope and experimentally deployed whale bone attached to an underwater transponder buoy at a depth of 732 m on the Coral Seamount on the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge (41° 22.31'S, 54° 57'E) in the Southern Indian Ocean. The material was collected approximately 1,500 km south south-east of Madagascar during Voyage JC066 of the British Royal Research Ship R.R.S. James Cook on 20/11/2011. Hydroids were collected from the mooring rope and whale bone on board the ship after underwater retrieval by ROV...
March 27, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609869/two-new-giant-pill-millipede-species-of-the-genus-zoosphaerium-endemic-to-the-bemanevika-area-in-northern-madagascar-diplopoda-sphaerotheriida-arthrosphaeridae
#14
Christina Sagorny, Thomas Wesener
Madagascar is one of the world's most important hotspots of biodiversity and a center for localized endemism. Among the highly endemic faunal elements are the giant pill-millipedes, order Sphaerotheriida, which are severely understudied in Madagascar. Here we provide descriptions of two new species of endemic giant-pill millipedes of the genus Zoosphaerium Pocock, 1895: Zoosphaerium bemanevika n. sp. and Zoosphaerium minutus n. sp.. Zoosphaerium bemanevika n. sp. belongs to the Z. coquerelianum species-group, while Z...
May 9, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609864/species-of-wadicosa-araneae-lycosidae-a-new-species-from-madagascar
#15
Torbjörn Kronestedt
Since establishing the wolf spider genus Wadicosa Zyuzin, 1985 (Zyuzin 1985), eleven species have been accepted in it, either by transfer from Lycosa Latreille, 1804 or Pardosa C.L. Koch, 1847 or by original designation (WSC 2017). However, according to Kronestedt (1987), additional species wait to be formally transferred to Wadicosa. The genus is restricted to the Old World, with one species, Wadicosa jocquei Kronestedt, 2015, recently described from Madagascar and surrounding islands.
May 10, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605562/microorganisms-associated-with-pneumonia-in-children-5-years-of-age-in-developing-and-emerging-countries-the-gabriel-pneumonia-multicenter-prospective-case-control-study
#16
Thomas Bénet, Valentina Sánchez Picot, Mélina Messaoudi, Monidarin Chou, Tekchheng Eap, Jianwei Wang, Kunling Shen, Jean-William Pape, Vanessa Rouzier, Shally Awasthi, Nitin Pandey, Ashish Bavdekar, Sonali Sanghavi, Annick Robinson, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Maryam Sylla, Souleymane Diallo, Pagbajabyn Nymadawa, Nymadawaagiin Naranbat, Graciela Russomando, Wilma Basualdo, Florence Komurian-Pradel, Hubert Endtz, Philippe Vanhems, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà
Background.: Pneumonia, the leading infectious cause of child mortality globally, mainly afflicts developing countries. This prospective observational study aimed to assess the microorganisms associated with pneumonia in children aged <5 years in developing and emerging countries. Methods.: A multicenter, case-control study by the GABRIEL (Global Approach to Biological Research, Infectious diseases and Epidemics in Low-income countries) network was conducted between 2010 and 2014 in Cambodia, China, Haiti, India (2 sites), Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, and Paraguay...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605033/the-befuddling-nature-of-mouse-lemur-hands-and-feet-at-bez%C3%A3-mahafaly-sw-madagascar
#17
Gina Agostini, Emilienne Rasoazanabary, Laurie R Godfrey
The reddish-gray mouse lemur (Microcebus griseorufus) possesses striking phenotypic and behavioral variation. This project investigates differences in autopod proportions in neighboring populations of M. griseorufus from the Special Reserve at Bezà Mahafaly in southwest Madagascar. One population resides in an environment generally preferred by M. griseorufus-a spiny forest with large-trunked trees, vertically-oriented supports, and more open ground, while the other resides in a gallery forest with abundant small, often horizontal peripheral branches in high canopy...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602387/surveillance-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae%C3%A2-in-the-indian-ocean-region-between-january-2010%C3%A2-and-december-2015
#18
A M Holman, J Allyn, G Miltgen, N Lugagne, N Traversier, S Picot, A Lignereux, C Oudin, O Belmonte, N Allou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to trace the emergence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on Reunion Island, a French overseas territory well suited for the surveillance of CPE emergence in patients from the entire Indian Ocean Region. METHODS: This retrospective multicenter study was conducted on Reunion Island between 2010 and 2015. RESULTS: A total of 43 CPEs were isolated during the course of the study, in 36 patients (50% in the last year alone)...
June 8, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597332/comparing-the-use-of-live-trees-and-deadwood-for-larval-foraging-by-aye-ayes-daubentonia-madagascariensis-at-kianjavato-and-torotorofotsy-madagascar
#19
Timothy M Sefczek, Domenico Randimbiharinirina, Brigitte M Raharivololona, Joseph D Rabekianja, Edward E Louis
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) feeding behavior has become synonymous with deadwood foraging. However, deadwood is not always the most frequently used substrate, as some aye-ayes use live trees more often to access invertebrates. We sought to compare the frequency of aye-aye invertebrate foraging in deadwood and live trees to better understand their feeding behaviors. We followed two male aye-ayes at Kianjavato, a heavily disturbed habitat in southeastern Madagascar, from October 2013 to October 2014, and one male and one female aye-aye at Torotorofotsy, a continuous forest in eastern Madagascar, from July 2014 to December 2015...
June 8, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595600/extremely-low-plasmodium-prevalence-in-wild-plovers-and-coursers-from-cape-verde-and-madagascar
#20
Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Luke J Eberhart-Phillips, M Cristina Carmona-Isunza, Sama Zefania, María José Navarro, Oliver Kruger, Joseph Ivan Hoffman, Tamás Székely, Jordi Figuerola
BACKGROUND: Relatively little is known about the prevalence of blood parasites in shorebirds, especially those breeding in the tropics. The prevalence of blood parasites of the genera Plasmodium, Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon was assessed in blood samples from Kentish plovers and cream-coloured coursers in Cape Verde, and samples of Kittlitz's plovers, Madagascar plovers and white-fronted plovers in Madagascar. RESULTS: Only two of these samples were positive for Plasmodium: a Kittlitz's plover was infected by a generalist lineage of Plasmodium that has already been reported in Europe and Africa, while in a white-fronted plover direct sequencing revealed a previously un-described Plasmodium lineage...
June 8, 2017: Malaria Journal
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