Experimental infection dynamics: using immunosuppression and in vivo parasite tracking to understand host resistance in an amphibian-trematode system.

@article{LaFonte2013ExperimentalID,
  title={Experimental infection dynamics: using immunosuppression and in vivo parasite tracking to understand host resistance in an amphibian-trematode system.},
  author={Bryan E. LaFonte and Pieter T J Johnson},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={216 Pt 19},
  pages={3700-8}
}
Although naturally occurring hosts often exhibit pronounced differences in infection and pathology, the relative importance of factors associated with host life history and immunity in explaining such patterns often remains speculative. Research in eco-immunology highlights the trade-offs between host physiology and immunity, for which natural variations in disease susceptibility offer a valuable platform to test predictions within this framework. Here, we combined use of a novel, in vivo assay… CONTINUE READING

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