Lack of immunological responsiveness to photoperiod in a tropical rodent, Peromyscus aztecus hylocetes

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Non-tropical rodents undergo seasonal changes in immune function and disease. It has been hypothesized that seasonal fluctuations in immunity of non-tropical rodents are due to suppressed immune function during harsh winter conditions. A logical extension of this hypothesis is that seasonal changes in immunity should be reduced or absent in tropical… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00360-002-0325-5

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