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A list of wildlife species found to harbour map in a range of European ecosystems

A list of wildlife species found to harbour Map in a range of European ecosystems. Previously in Scotland Map had been isolated from a range of non-ruminant wildlife species including, rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), hare (Lepus europaeus), fox (Vulpes vulpes), badger (Meles meles), stoat (Mustela erminea), weasel (Mustela nivalis), Common rat (Rattus norvegicus), wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus), crow (Corvus corone), rook (Corvus frugilegus) and jackdaw (Corvus monedula).

In Greece Map was isolated from fox (Vulpes vulpes), house mouse (Mus domesticus), ship rat (Rattus rattus) and hare. In Spain Map was isolated from wild boar (Sus scrofa) and fallow deer (Dama dama). In the Netherlands Map was isolated from roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), red deer (cervus elaphus) and buzzard (Buteo buteo).

In the Czech Republic fallow deer, wild boar, brown hare and ship rat were found to harbour Map. The results suggest that Scotland currently has the largest range of wildlfe species harbouring Map. However, it should be noted that rabbit populations in Europe were at extremely low levels during the project.


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