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deer mice

Peromyscus maniculatus Public health The murine vector for Hantavirus. See Hantavirus.
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Dunnum at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, for making possible the deposition of deer mice and parasites.
The two most common species were pinyon mice (193 individuals) and deer mice (161 individuals).
However, SNV serum antibodies had been noted in [approximately equal to] 22% of deer mice in Tuolumne Meadows in 2007-2008 (CDPH, unpub.
The study assessed whether dietary exposure to BPA in pregnant and nursing deer mice affected spatial navigational abilities in offspring that were exposed to the chemical only through their mother.
In the mice/vole group, red-backed voles were the most frequently identified prey species, occurring in 145 (96%) GI tracts and deer mice were the second most abundant (57%).
The presence of 2 hantaviruses, SNV in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and El Moro Canyon virus in Western harvest mice (Reithrodontomys megalotis) were investigated at study sites.
That, in turn, meant there were far more deer mice ticks.
Migrant workers and people who work around barns where deer mice may be present are among those most at risk for contracting the virus, Browning said.
This was achieved by making a comparison between the DNA of the mother deer mice with the DNA of their embryos.
Dead trees that topple also alter the forest-floor species composition, "providing cover for snowshoe hare, voles and deer mice," which in turn comprise "a fully stocked grocery for a variety of predators.
Although the NPS reportedly captured 175 Anacapa deer mice before poisoning the East Islet, this was far below the 333 recommended by the NPS geneticist for a sustainable population.