Attenuation of Eimeria mivati (= mitis) by selection for precocious development.

@article{McDonald1983AttenuationOE,
  title={Attenuation of Eimeria mivati (= mitis) by selection for precocious development.},
  author={Vincent McDonald and S Ballingall},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1983},
  volume={86 (Pt 3)},
  pages={371-9}
}
By selection for early development of oocysts during serial passage through chickens the pre-patent period of the Houghton (H) strain of Eimeria mivati (= mitis) was reduced by over 20 h. The precocious parasite is less pathogenic than the H strain and has a reduced reproductive potential. Chicks inoculated with the precocious parasite were protected… CONTINUE READING