reproduction, growth, and mortality of the vespertilionid bat, eptesicus fuscus, in kansas. 19744819591
use of pcr to identify leptospira in kidneys of big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) in kansas and nebraska, usa.bats have been implicated as potential carriers of leptospira as a result of surveys, mostly in australia and south america. we measured the prevalence of pathogenic leptospires in kidneys of bats from kansas and nebraska. from 7 august 2012 to 21 august 2012, we extracted dna from kidneys of 98 big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) submitted and found negative for rabies. the dna was processed in a two-step, seminested pcr assay with a dual-labeled taqman probe specific for pathogenic leptospires. ...201424807182
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