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DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.307v2/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Shai Pilosof conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Serge Morand conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Boris R Krasnov conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Charles L Nunn conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

All work with animals was approved by the French National Research Agency, project ANR 07 BDIV 012. Animals were treated in accordance with the guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists and with the European Union legislation (Directive 86/609/EEC). Each trapping session was validated by the national, regional and local health authorities, and including the oral agreement of local land owners. Approval notices for trapping and investigating rodents were given by the Ethical Committee of Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, number 0517.1116/661 based on the validation of the rodents trapping book protocols of CERoPath.


This work was supported by the French ANR 07 BDIV 012 CERoPath Project, and by the ANR 11 CPEL 002 BiodivHealthSEA. SP was funded by the Kreitman Foundation Fellowship, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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