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the conjugation of benzoic acid in the african bat, epomops franqueti. 197715767
[hepatocystis brosseti n. sp. haemproteidae, parasite of epomops franqueti, pteropinae, in gabon].epomops franqueti (pteriopinae) trapped around makokou (gabon) are frequently infected with hepatocystis brosseti n. sp. blood smears and tissue sections were made; all schizonts were found in the liver except a single one in the spleen. in liver, near maturity the schizonts are extracellular, convoluted, medium sized (250 mu) and filled with abundant colloidal substance.2006418727
thyroid hormones, testosterone, and estradiol-17 beta in plasma of epomops franqueti (tomes, 1860) (chiroptera) in the rain forest of the equator.using japanese catching nets a total of 77 males and 37 females of the fruit eating bat epomops franqueti (megachyroptera) were captured during a period of 1 year around kisangani (zaïre). adult males with white epaulets weighing 143 +/- 3.6 g (18) had their testes present in the scrotum and higher plasma concentrations of thyroxine (t4) and testosterone than adult males without epaulets and with abdominal testes (weight 107.5 +/- 2.0 g (39)) or juveniles (72.7 +/- 2.8 g (20)). mean embryo weigh ...19883360295
ebolavirus and other filoviruses.since ebola fever emerged in central africa in 1976, a number of studies have been undertaken to investigate its natural history and to characterize its transmission from a hypothetical reservoir host(s) to humans. this research has comprised investigations on a variety of animals and their characterization as intermediate, incidental, amplifying, reservoir, or vector hosts. a viral transmission chain was recently unveiled after a long absence of epidemic ebola fever. animal trapping missions we ...200717848072
spatial and temporal patterns of zaire ebolavirus antibody prevalence in the possible reservoir bat characterize the distribution of zaire ebolavirus (zebov) infection within the 3 bat species (epomops franqueti, hypsignathus monstrosus, and myonycteris torquata) that are possible reservoirs, we collected 1390 bats during 2003-2006 in gabon and the republic of the congo. detection of zebov immunoglobulin g (igg) in 40 specimens supports the role of these bat species as the zebov reservoirs. zebov igg prevalence rates (5%) were homogeneous across epidemic and nonepidemic regions during outbr ...200717940947
large serological survey showing cocirculation of ebola and marburg viruses in gabonese bat populations, and a high seroprevalence of both viruses in rousettus aegyptiacus.ebola and marburg viruses cause highly lethal hemorrhagic fevers in humans. recently, bats of multiple species have been identified as possible natural hosts of zaire ebolavirus (zebov) in gabon and republic of congo, and also of marburgvirus (marv) in gabon and democratic republic of congo.200919785757
[bats and other reservoir hosts of filoviridae. danger of epidemic on the african continent?--a deductive literature analysis].ebola and marburg virus, forming the filoviridae family, cause hemorrhagic fever in countries of sub-saharan africa. these viral diseases are characterized by a sudden epidemic occurrence as well as a high lethality. even though a reservoir host has not been approved yet, literature indicates the order of bats (chiroptera) as a potential reservoir host. significant references lead to a delineation of a hypothetical ecosystem of filoviridae including chiroptera. igg-specific ebola-zaire antibodie ...201020924703
comparative phylogeography of african fruit bats (chiroptera, pteropodidae) provide new insights into the outbreak of ebola virus disease in west africa, 2014-2016.both ebolavirus and marburgvirus were detected in several fruit bat species of the family pteropodidae, suggesting that this taxon plays a key role in the life cycle of filoviruses. after four decades of zaire ebolavirus (zebov) outbreaks in central africa, the virus was detected for the first time in west africa in 2014. to better understand the role of fruit bats as potential reservoirs and circulating hosts between central and west africa, we examine here the phylogeny and comparative phyloge ...201727746072
highly diverse and antimicrobial susceptible escherichia coli display a naïve bacterial population in fruit bats from the republic of congo.bats are suspected to be a reservoir of several bacterial and viral pathogens relevant to animal and human health, but studies on escherichia coli in these animals are sparse. we investigated the presence of e. coli in tissue samples (liver, lung and intestines) collected from 50 fruit bats of five different species (eidolon helvum, epomops franqueti, hypsignathus monstrosus, myonycteris torquata, rousettus aegyptiacus) of two different areas in the republic of congo between 2009 and 2010. to as ...201728700648
hematology and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the franquet's fruit bat (epomops franqueti).hematological parameters are vital diagnostic tools for understanding health dynamics of humans and animals. franquet's fruit bat (epomops franqueti) is host to several parasites such as protozoa, bacteria, viruses and mites. yet, studies exploring the values of its blood components with interest for research or food purposes are scarce. thus, this study was carried out to investigate the hematological values of the adult e. franqueti.201829543589
a possible case of renal oxalate deposit reported in an african fruit bat (epomops franqueti).we report a possible spontaneous case of oxalate nephrosis in an african fruit bat (epomops franqueti), incidentally observed in ibadan, south-west nigeria, in an anatomical and serological survey of the species. wild caught bats underwent sedation, intracardial perfusion, necropsy and histopathology. all 15 wild-caught african fruit bats were apparently healthy. however, light microscopy revealed mild oligofocal tubulonephrosis with intraluminal deposition of polarizing crystals interpreted as ...202032953876
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