Bamboo rats (Rhizomys sinensis, Rhizomys pruinosus, Rhizomys sumatrensis and Cannomys badius) are extremely popular in China for their medicinal value, delicious and nutritious meat, thick and soft fur.
The sequencing of the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome of the pet bamboo rat Rhizomys pruinosus, which had a problem in standing and walking in a Bamboo farm in Wenzhou, China was carried out, using its tibia.
pruinosus) from Wenzhou, China, especially ailing bamboo rat. Therefore we carried out this research to sequnce the mt of Rhizomys pruinosus with a leg problem in this area to reveal whether it has relationship with the mitochondrial genome.
pruinosus from Wenzhou shows a homology with previous reported one, low multivariable sites in protein coding gene were found with the leg problem rat, which may contribution to the perform prevention of leg problems in the bamboo rat industry.
Human and bamboo rats are the only known animal hosts of P.
Occurrence of Penicillium marneffei infections among wild bamboo rats in Thailand.
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.
marneffei maintains a close association with rodent species, particularly bamboo rats. Across Thailand and Vietnam, P.
As with other dimorphic fungal pathogens that infect rodents, such as Coccidioides spp., infection in bamboo rats is assumed to lend a selective benefit by creating a nutrient-rich patch for sporulation and widespread aerosol-dispersal after the eventual death of the host (6).
To this end, we ascertained the sylvatic prevalence of infection by trapping hoary bamboo rats (Rhizomys pruinosis) from across a region to which the infection is endemic, Guangxi Province in southern China, a region in which the observed case-rate for human penicilliosis marneffei is rapidly increasing (1,2).
These loci (PM5, PM6, PM19, PM22, and PM23) were selected because of their high discriminatory power within a previously genotyped cohort of isolates obtained from humans and bamboo rats in Thailand (10); the loci vary in the length of the microsatellite-containing repeat region.
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).