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Genital tract screening finds widespread infection with mustelid gammaherpesvirus 1 in the European badger (Meles meles)

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be important drivers of population dynamics because of their negative effects on reproduction. However, screening for STDs, especially in wildlife populations, is widely neglected. Using the promiscuous, polygynandrous European badger (Meles meles) as a model, we investigated the presence and prevalence of herpesviruses (HVs) in a wild, high-density population and assessed potential differences in somatic fitness and female reproductive condition betwe...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.7589/2016-12-274

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Pages:
133-137
Publication date:
2018-01-08
Acceptance date:
2017-06-28
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EISSN:
1943-3700
ISSN:
0090-3558
Pubs id:
pubs:702127
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uri:6a7e8dc2-a62d-43e7-87d7-5919ede28b5b
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uuid:6a7e8dc2-a62d-43e7-87d7-5919ede28b5b
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pubs:702127

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