Interannual dynamics of antibody levels in naturally infected long-lived colonial birds.

  title={Interannual dynamics of antibody levels in naturally infected long-lived colonial birds.},
  author={Vincent Staszewski and Karen D. Mccoy and Torkild Tveraa and Thierry Boulinier},
  volume={88 12},
Little is known about the long-term persistence of specific antibodies (Ab) in natural host-parasite systems despite its potential epidemiological and ecological importance. In long-lived species, knowledge of the dynamics of individual immunological profiles can be important not only for interpreting serology results, but also for assessing transmission dynamics and the potential selective pressures acting on parasites. The aim of this paper was to investigate temporal variation in levels of… CONTINUE READING


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