Experimental Infection and Clearance of Coccidian Parasites in Mercury-Exposed Zebra Finches.

@article{Smith2018ExperimentalIA,
  title={Experimental Infection and Clearance of Coccidian Parasites in Mercury-Exposed Zebra Finches.},
  author={Jessica H Ebers Smith and Daniel Aaron Cristol and John P. Swaddle},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2018},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={
          89-94
        }
}
Mercury is a globally distributed, persistent environmental contaminant that affects the health of many taxa. It can suppress the immune system, which often plays a role in defense against parasites. However, there have been few investigations of whether mercury affects the abilities of animals to resist parasitic infection. Here, we exposed zebra finches… CONTINUE READING