Nematospiroides dubius in mice selected for liability to infection: Modification of parasite biology through host selection

Brindley P.J. and Dobson C. (1982) Nematospiroides dubius in mice selected for liability to infection: Modification of parasite biology through host selection. International Journal for Parasitology, 12 6: 573-578. doi:10.1016/0020-7519(82)90054-6


Author Brindley P.J.
Dobson C.
Title Nematospiroides dubius in mice selected for liability to infection: Modification of parasite biology through host selection
Journal name International Journal for Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7519
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0020-7519(82)90054-6
Volume 12
Issue 6
Start page 573
End page 578
Total pages 6
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract Brindley P. J. and Dobson C. 1982. Nematospiroides dubius in mice selected for liability to infection: modification of parasite biology through host selection. International Journal for Parasitology 12: 573-578. Mice selected as liable (L) and refractory (R) over ten generations voided significantly more and less Nematospiroides dubius eggs compared with randomly mated (Rd) mice after primary infections with 100 larvae. There was little difference between the number of parasite eggs voided g-1 faeces (epg) by individual mice on day 14 compared with day 15 after infection. However there was a significant diurnal variation in the egg values for individual mice but the mean differences observed between the R, Rd and L mice were maintained over a 24 h period. There was a strong correlation between both the total number and the number of female worms, surviving 21 days after infection, and the mean epg 14 and 15 days after infection. Female N. dubius produced more eggs in L mice and fewer eggs in R mice compared with worms in Rd mice. Similarly, worms grew longer in L mice and were shorter in R mice compared with parasites in Rd mice.
Keyword faecal epg count
genetics
innate immunity
Nematospiroides dubius
parasite fecundity and length
Selected mice
Q-Index Code C1
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