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Table 1 Summary of factors influencing the overall role of individual male mouse lemurs in louse transfers within the lemur population and the potential for that host to transmit a vector-borne pathogen via louse transferal

From: Mapping the social network: tracking lice in a wild primate (Microcebus rufus) population to infer social contacts and vector potential

Lemur Mean body mass (g) Age
(yrs)
Testicular volume (mm3) Total
lice marked
Number of times captured Number of lice donated Number of lice received Number of hosts donated to Vector potential Donor score
Mam* 51.00 5.38 526.33 9.00 11.00 9.00 0.00 5.00 5.00 10.00
Ole* 43.00 2.72 321.58 7.00 3.00 7.00 0.00 4.00 4.00 8.00
Ada 56.00 1.06 678.40 5.00 1.00 5.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 5.00
Man* 42.00 1.97 280.46 5.00 6.00 5.00 2.00 3.00 3.00 5.00
Bor 52.00 3.49 584.01 4.00 8.00 2.00 1.00 3.00 1.50 1.00
Igo 49.00 1.48 407.09 2.00 9.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Zoh 54.00 3.03 704.88 4.00 3.00 1.00 3.00 1.00 0.33 0.00
Rac 49.60 0.72 619.02 34.00 10.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.03 0.00
Bla 42.00 2.84 447.10 0.00 4.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 -1.00
Gon 38.30 1.42 274.05 5.00 12.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 -1.00
Taz 47.25 3.90 476.20 2.00 9.00 2.00 3.00 2.00 2.00 -1.00
Ker 49.00 4.42 522.69 2.00 11.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 -2.00
Pap 45.75 1.60 512.85 3.00 12.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 -5.00
Nap 47.10 .21 549.76 22.00 14.00 2.00 20.00 1.00 0.09 -18.00
  1. Individuals with an asterisk * are those whose individual lice transferred multiple times to different hosts. These multiple transfers also resulted in the discrepancy between the totals of 'received' and 'donated' lice.