Contact: Aaron Dubrow
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Caption: Peromyscus maniculatus is a rodent native to North America. It is most commonly called the Deer mouse. Like other Peromyscus species, it is a vector and carrier of emerging infectious diseases such as hantaviruses and Lyme disease.
Credit: The University of California, Berkeley
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