Immune responses to fleas in two rodent species differing in natural prevalence of infestation and diversity of flea assemblages

@article{Khokhlova2004ImmuneRT,
  title={Immune responses to fleas in two rodent species differing in natural prevalence of infestation and diversity of flea assemblages},
  author={Irina S. Khokhlova and Marina Sp{\^i}nu and Boris R Krasnov and A. Allan Degen},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={94},
  pages={304-311}
}
We studied in vitro immune response to fleas in two gerbils, Gerbillus dasyurus and Gerbillus andersoni allenbyi, which differed in their natural species richness of flea assemblages and prevalence of infestation. G. dasyurus is parasitized naturally by several flea species, but the prevalence of infestation is low, whereas G. a. allenbyi is parasitized by a single flea species, with high prevalence of infestation. We hypothesized that immunological parameters and the cell-mediated specific… CONTINUE READING

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