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Social networks and the spread of Salmonella in a sleepy lizard population

Bull, C. Michael; Godfrey, S.S.; Gordon, David

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Although theoretical models consider social networks as pathways for disease transmission, strong empirical support, particularly for indirectly transmitted parasites, is lacking for many wildlife populations. We found multiple genetic strains of the enteric bacterium Salmonella enterica within a population of Australian sleepy lizards (Tiliqua rugosa), and we found that pairs of lizards that shared bacterial genotypes were more strongly connected in the social network than were pairs of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64811
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05653.x

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