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Forest conversion to anthropogenic uses is a generalized phenomenon throughout tropical Latin America. We evaluated whether patches of secondary forest, which develop relatively rapidly after field abandonment, contribute to conservation of phyllostomid bat assemblages. Our objective was to compare patterns of phyllostomid bat abundance and the structure and composition of phyllostomid bat assemblages across three forest types in the northern neotropics of eastern Mexico. We studied phyllostomid bats within secondary evergreen, primary semi-deciduous, and primary evergreen forests. For each forest type, three representative sites were sampled with mist nets once during the dry season and once during the rainy season for a total of nine sites. Richness, diversity, and assemblage composition patterns were compared among forest types for all phyllostomid species, and for three groups of sensitivity to habitat fragmentation. Abundance of individual species was also compared among forest types. A total of 646 individual bats from 15 species, 11 of which were phyllostomids, were registered. Combining both seasons, more than 250 captures were accomplished at both the primary evergreen and secondary evergreen forests, and only 81 individuals were caught at primary semi-deciduous forests. Overall richness and diversity of species and sensitivity groups were greater in the rainy than the dry season. Richness was greater in secondary evergreen than in primary semi-deciduous forests, and diversity was greatest in the primary evergreen, intermediate in the secondary evergreen, and lowest in the primary semi-deciduous forest. Some overlap in composition was also evident, although there was separation between forest types and seasons. Mean abundances were higher for some species at primary evergreen and secondary evergreen forests, but were threefold lower (though not significantly) in secondary evergreen forests in the dry season for some other species. We also found that primary evergreen forests have the greatest importance for phyllostomids during the dry season. These results suggest that maintenance of secondary evergreen forests, which cover a large proportion of the northeastern Mexican neotropics, would contribute to the conservation of diverse tropical bat communities. Therefore, large areas of this forest type should necessarily be incorporated in the landscape.

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. 1946 3 1 175 Fulford, M. H. (1963): Manual of the Leafy Hepaticae of Latin America. Part I. — Mem. New York Bot

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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Dora Romero-Salas, Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Gladys Domínguez-Aguilar, Anabel Cruz-Romero, Nelly Ibarra-Priego, Carolina Barrientos-Salcedo, Mariel Aguilar-Domínguez, Rodolfo Canseco-Sedano, Luz Teresa Espín-Iturbe, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco and Adalberto A. Pérez de León

Latin America . Trop Anim Health Prod 49 , 231 – 238 ( 2017 ) 11. Torres-Castro M , Hernández-Betancourt S , Agudelo-Flórez P , Arroyave

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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Magda Yehia El Seify, Eman Mahmoud Fouda, Hanan Mohamed Ibrahim, Maha Muhammad Fathy, Asmaa Al Husseiny Ahmed, Walaa Shawky Khater, Noha Nagi Mohammed Salah El Deen, Heba Galal Mohamed Abouzeid, Nancy Riyad Ahmed Hegazy and Heba Salah Sayed Elbanna

, Bardach A , Ciapponi A , et al.: Epidemiology of community-acquired pneumonia in children of Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic review and meta-analysis . Int, J Infect Dis 16 ( 1 ), e5 – 15 ( 2012 ) 27

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reviso la description y tradujo al Latin la diagnosis. El dibujo es obra de la Lic. En Artes Visuales Beatriz Parra S. Bibliografía INEGI ( 2005 ): Marco Geoestadistico Municipal, version 3.1 . Kaastra , R. C. ( 1977 ): New taxa and combinations in

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Rhizophora mangle seedlings by stimulation of adventitious roots using an air-layering technique . In: B. Kjerfve (ed.), Mangrove Ecosystem Studies in Latin America and Africa . UNESCO , Paris . pp. 98 – 107

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.C. , Martínez , M.I. , Sepulcri , M.G. 2013 . Modeling and forecasting systems for Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol content in wheat in Argentina . In: Alconada Magliano , T.M. , Chulze, S.N. (eds), Fusarium Head Blight in Latin

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wheat in Uruguay . In: Alconada , T. , Chulze , S. (eds.) Fusarium Head Blight in Latin America . Springer Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 15 – 29 . Waalwijk , C

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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Anabel Cruz-Romero, Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Dora Romero-Salas, Ángel Osvaldo Alvarado-Félix, Sokani Sánchez-Montes, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco and Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano

W . A systematic review of leptospirosis on dogs, pigs, and horses in Latin America . Trop Anim Health Prod . 2017 ; 49 : 231 – 8 . doi: 10.1007/s11250-016-1201-8 . 4

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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Ingrid E. Pereira, Kyssia P. Silva, Laura M. Menegati, Aimara C. Pinheiro, Elaine A. O. Assunção, Maria De Lourdes P. Araújo, Elfadil Abass, Malcolm S. Duthie, Ulrich Steinhoff and Henrique C. Teixeira

.vaccine.2013.12.046 22. Lauricella MA , Maidana CG , Frias VF , Romagosa CM , Negri V , Benedetti R , An rK28-based immunoenzymatic assay for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis in Latin America . Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 ; 95

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