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The common vampire bat, a nocturnal cave-dweller with a 7-inch (18-cm) wingspan, inhabits parts of Mexico, Central America and South America.
Gilbert speculated that vampire bats might have eased into pure-blood diet, starting with blood-gorged insects such as tics and mosquitos.
Due to the logistical difficulty of tracking infected vampire bats in real-time, researchers sampled DNA from bats and from the rabies virus to explore historical patterns of the virus's spread.
Food sharing behavior in the hairy-legged vampire bat Diphylla ecaudata.
This guarantees that the vampire bat can keep feeding on the same victim.
Genetic characterization and geographic distribution of rabies virus isolates in Brazil: identification of two reservoirs, dogs and vampire bats.
Samples were selected on the basis of identification of vampire bat or any other bat-associated rabies virus variant by using a panel of 8 monoclonal antibodies, as described (12).
A vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began hassling him about where he got it He told them to knock it off and let him get some sleep but they persisted until finally he gave in.
Watch out too for Gordon Buchanan's efforts to prove or refute claims that humpback whales have been known to come close to the shore of the Magellan Strait during the night, while George McGavin does something Dracula would be proud of - he tracks a vampire bat.
24) The virus was found to be the antigenic variant whose main reservoir is the vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus (E.
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