Local variation in helminth burdens of Egyptian spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus dimidiatus) from ecologically similar sites: relationships with hormone concentrations and social behaviour.

@article{Barnard2003LocalVI,
  title={Local variation in helminth burdens of Egyptian spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus dimidiatus) from ecologically similar sites: relationships with hormone concentrations and social behaviour.},
  author={Christopher J. Barnard and El Sayed M El Sayed and Laura E Barnard and Jerzy M Behnke and Ibrahim Abdel Nabi and Nour E Sherif and Ashley L W Shutt and Samy M. Zalat},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={197-207}
}
Populations of Egyptian spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus dimidiatus) in a fragmented montane wadi system in the Sinai showed significant differences in the abundance of gut helminths. Differences in parasite load between populations were positively associated with measures of androgen activity but showed no significant relationship with glucocorticoid activity. Social discrimination tests with adult males from different wadis showed that those from sites with greater helminth abundance were less… CONTINUE READING