Table 1

Summary of factors influencing the overall role of individual male mouse lemurs in louse transfers within the lemur population and the potential for that host to transmit a vector-borne pathogen via louse transferal

Lemur

Mean body mass (g)

Age

(yrs)

Testicular volume (mm3)

Total

lice marked

Number of times captured

Number of lice donated

Number of lice received

Number of hosts donated to

Vector potential

Donor score


Mam*

51.00

5.38

526.33

9.00

11.00

9.00

0.00

5.00

5.00

10.00


Ole*

43.00

2.72

321.58

7.00

3.00

7.00

0.00

4.00

4.00

8.00


Ada

56.00

1.06

678.40

5.00

1.00

5.00

0.00

1.00

1.00

5.00


Man*

42.00

1.97

280.46

5.00

6.00

5.00

2.00

3.00

3.00

5.00


Bor

52.00

3.49

584.01

4.00

8.00

2.00

1.00

3.00

1.50

1.00


Igo

49.00

1.48

407.09

2.00

9.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00


Zoh

54.00

3.03

704.88

4.00

3.00

1.00

3.00

1.00

0.33

0.00


Rac

49.60

0.72

619.02

34.00

10.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.03

0.00


Bla

42.00

2.84

447.10

0.00

4.00

0.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

-1.00


Gon

38.30

1.42

274.05

5.00

12.00

0.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

-1.00


Taz

47.25

3.90

476.20

2.00

9.00

2.00

3.00

2.00

2.00

-1.00


Ker

49.00

4.42

522.69

2.00

11.00

0.00

2.00

0.00

0.00

-2.00


Pap

45.75

1.60

512.85

3.00

12.00

0.00

5.00

0.00

0.00

-5.00


Nap

47.10

.21

549.76

22.00

14.00

2.00

20.00

1.00

0.09

-18.00


Individuals with an asterisk * are those whose individual lice transferred multiple times to different hosts. These multiple transfers also resulted in the discrepancy between the totals of 'received' and 'donated' lice.

Zohdy et al. BMC Ecology 2012 12:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-4

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