Show simple item record Guy, Cylita Thiagavel, Jeneni Mideo, Nicole Ratcliffe, John M. 2019-01-11T05:24:29Z 2019-01-11T05:24:29Z 2019-02-28
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.994f813
dc.identifier.citation Guy C, Thiagavel J, Mideo N, Ratcliffe JM (2019) Phylogeny matters: revisiting ‘a comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses’. Royal Society Open Science 6(2): 181182.
dc.description Diseases emerging from wildlife have been the source of many major human outbreaks. Predicting key sources of these outbreaks requires an understanding of the factors that explain pathogen diversity in reservoir species. Comparative methods are powerful tools for understanding variation in pathogen diversity and rely on correcting for phylogenetic relatedness among reservoir species. We reanalyzed a previously published dataset, examining the relative effects of species’ traits on patterns of viral diversity in bats and rodents. We expanded on prior work by using more highly resolved phylogenies for bats and rodents and incorporating a phylogenetically controlled principal components analysis. For rodents, sympatry and torpor use were important predictors of viral richness and, as previously reported, phylogeny had minimal impact in models. For bats, in contrast to prior work, we find that phylogeny does have an effect in models. Patterns of viral diversity in bats were related to geographic distribution (i.e., latitude and range size) and life history (i.e., lifespan, body size, and birthing frequency). However, the effects of these predictors were marginal relative to citation count, emphasizing that the ability to accurately assess reservoir status largely depends on sampling effort and highlighting the need for additional data in future comparative studies.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.994f813/2
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1098/rsos.181182
dc.subject zoonotic disease
dc.subject viral richness
dc.subject reservoir species
dc.subject phylogenetic effect
dc.title Data from: Phylogeny matters: revisiting ‘a comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses’
dc.type Article
dwc.ScientificName Chiroptera
dwc.ScientificName Rodentia
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Guy, Cylita
prism.publicationName Royal Society Open Science
dryad.dansTransferDate 2019-02-22T04:23:44.248+0000
dryad.dansArchiveDate 2019-02-22T05:01:34.297+0000

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