Bamboo rat

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(Zool.) any Indian rodent of the genus Rhizomys.

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marneffei diversity in Guangxi by using Mantel tests for the following data partitions: 1) human and bamboo rat isolates together; 2) human isolates alone; and 3) bamboo rat isolates alone.
This analysis showed that although 9 MLMT haplotypes infected >1 bamboo rat within a sample site, only a single MLMT haplotype was shared among human patients within 1 sample site (Hezhou).
marneffei is consistently and reproducibly isolated from several species of bamboo rat across its known range and, within China, Li et al.
marneffei, and in 1 case direct sharing of a common genotype was observed, showing that human and bamboo rat infections in China are highly similar.
However, as was observed in Thailand (10), Chinese bamboo rat isolates represent a more spatially heterogeneous population of P.
marneffei- and bamboo rat-associated habitats: the answer to this is likely to be no because 1) there is no recognized epidemiologic association between infection and travel to bamboo rat habitats (18); and 2) the infected population tends to be urbanized sex workers and drug users who have HIV.
Human penicilliosis marneffei and its relation to the bamboo rat (Rhizomys pruinosus).
marneffei maintains a close association with rodent species, particularly bamboo rats.
Imagine encountering several long-tail Macaques, a bamboo rat, and the tracks of a wild boar on the trail just before your breakfast of steamed rice with coconut milk, bull's eye (fried egg), fried anchovies and peanuts, sliced cucumber and milo.
As Panda searches for fresh bamboo shoots, he finds himself competing for food with a bamboo rat, a moon bear, a pack of wild dogs, and a troop of long-haired golden monkeys.
China's Wildlife Conservation Association made the public appeal last week after a report by China's state-run news channel CCTV said that restaurants in Jiangxi province are serving state-protected wild animals like rhesus monkeys, hog badgers, Chinese bamboo rats and wild geese.
Live wildlife in markets in Guangzhou, China, trade in masked palm civets, ferret badgers, barking deer, wild boars, hedgehogs, foxes, squirrels, bamboo rats, gerbils, various species of snakes, and endangered leopard cats, along with domestic dogs, cats, and rabbits (2).