Características poblaciones de Rattus rattus y Mus musculus presentes en comunidades rurales de Yucatán, México

Authors
Panti May, Jesús Alonso; Gurubel González, Yessica M.; Palomo Arjona, Eduardo E.; Cetina Trejo, Rosy C.; Machain Williams, Carlos; Robles, Maria del Rosario; Hernández Betancourt, Silvia F.
Publication Year
2018
Language
Spanish
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The aim of this study was to describe the abundance, weight and body length structures, and reproductive and health status of the black rat Rattus rattus and the house mouse Mus musculus from Yucatán, México. Rodents were trapped from May to September 2016 in rural households in the communities Xkalakdzonot (XKA) and Paraíso (PAR). A total of 236 M. musculus and 127 R. rattus were trapped over 3880 trap-nights. In XKA, R. rattus was more abundant than M. musculus, whereas in PAR, M. musculus was notably dominant over R. rattus. The sex ratio was 1:1 in both rodent species. Rattus rattus in classes 40.1?80 g and 120?139 mm were more abundant, whereas M. musculus in classes 8.1?12 g and 70?79 mm were more abundant. Mus musculus had similar weight, body length and reproductive and health parameters between communities. The majority of specimens of trapped rodents had a good body condition and few individuals had wounds. The information generated in this study is basic for understanding the ecology of commensal rodents, the dynamics of rodent-associated zoonosis transmission, and to design of integrated control programs for rodents.
Fil: Panti May, Jesús Alonso. Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan; México
Fil: Gurubel González, Yessica M.. Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan; México
Fil: Palomo Arjona, Eduardo E.. Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan; México
Fil: Cetina Trejo, Rosy C.. Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan; México
Fil: Machain Williams, Carlos. Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan; México
Fil: Robles, Maria del Rosario. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores; Argentina
Fil: Hernández Betancourt, Silvia F.. Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan; México
Subject
ECOLOGY
MUS MUSCULUS
RATTUS RATTUS
RURAL AREAS
Zoología, Ornitología, Entomología, Etología
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
Condiciones de uso
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/86682