Matthew Grainger

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Landscape heterogeneity may influence ranging behaviour of mammals. Here we relate the home range size of elephants living in the Kruger National Park to the number of patches, proportion of each patch, spatial arrangement of patches, patch shape, and contrast between neighbouring patches. Home range sizes decreased exponentially with an increase in the(More)
The excretions-secretions (E-S) of Acanthocheilonema viteae consist mainly of one product, molecular weight 62kDa. This molecule is synthesized during the vertebrate phase of the parasite life-cycle and is first detectable in the E-S of L4 parasites. It is cross-reactive with E-S of human filarial parasites as a consequence of possessing a phosphorylcholine(More)
Jirds (Meriones libycus) were infected with various numbers of Acanthocheilonema viteae L3 stage parasites. During the course of the ensuing 16 weeks, blood samples were collected at 2 weekly intervals and the amount of the major parasite excretory-secretory product (E-S 62) and antibodies directed against it measured. After 16 weeks, animals were(More)
The antigenic cross-reactivity of the excretions-secretions (E-S) ofLitomosoides carinii was investigated. Immunoprecipitation using pooled sera from a number of human filarial infections in combination with sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) analysis revealed variations in the cross-reactivity of individual molecules.(More)
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