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dynamics of jamming avoidance in echolocating bats.animals using active sensing systems such as echolocation or electrolocation may experience interference from the signals of neighbouring conspecifics, which can be offset by a jamming avoidance response (jar). here, we report jar in one echolocating bat (tadarida teniotis: molossidae) but not in another (taphozous perforatus: emballonuridae) when both flew and foraged with conspecifics. in t. teniotis, jar consisted of shifts in the dominant frequencies of echolocation calls, enhancing differen ...200415306318
[middle east respiratory syndrome (mers): bats or dromedary, which of them is responsible?].in 2012 a new viral emergent human disease appeared in the middle east. this entity was named mers for' middle east respiratory syndrome'. by january 9, 2014, the disease had already struck 178 persons of whom 75 died from respiratory failure and diarrhoea. as the new disease was very similar to the deadly sars (2002-2003) and since it was provoked by a betacoronavirus, chiroptera were first suspected to be at the origin of this infection. morever, recent studies performed in saudi arabia showed ...201424532303
middle-east respiratory syndrome coronavirus: is it worth a world panic?in 2012 middle-east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (mers-cov) was evolved in the arabian peninsula. tremendous and successful efforts have been conducted to discover the genome structure, epidemiology, clinical signs, pathogenesis, diagnosis and antiviral therapy. taphozous perforatus bats are the incriminated reservoir host and camels are the currently confirmed animal linker. the virus resulted in less than 1000 infected cases and 355 deaths. the case fatality rate of the mers-cov is high, h ...201526279980
comparative study of the karyotypes of two egyptian species of bats, taphozous perforatus and taphozous nudiventris (chiroptera: mammalia).a detailed karyotypic analysis of two egyptian species of bats, taphozous perforatus and taphozous nudiventris, was made on the basis of conventional data and g-band patterns. no detectable karyotypic difference was found between the two species (2n = 42, f. n. 64). by comparison of g-band patterns, some differences between the two species were seen in the corresponding autosomal pairs. these results are reported for the first time in egypt.19947988671
nycteria medusiformis garnham and heisch, 1953: a malaria parasite of the egyptian insectivorous bat, taphozous perforatus. 19873106515
a viral metagenomic survey identifies known and novel mammalian viruses in bats from saudi arabia.bats are implicated as natural reservoirs for a wide range of zoonotic viruses including sars and mers coronaviruses, ebola, marburg, nipah, hendra, rabies and other lyssaviruses. accordingly, many one health surveillance and viral discovery programs have focused on bats. in this report we present viral metagenomic data from bats collected in the kingdom of saudi arabia [ksa]. unbiased high throughput sequencing of fecal samples from 72 bat individuals comprising four species; lesser mouse-taile ...201930969980
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