Observations on the host specificity of Hymenolepis straminea (Goeze).

  title={Observations on the host specificity of Hymenolepis straminea (Goeze).},
  author={Mike Walkey and David J. Simmons and A K Nasher},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={66 3},
The experimental infection of rodents as potential, definitive hosts with Hymenolepis straminea indicated that hamsters and field mice were susceptible to infection. By comparison, laboratory mice exhibited a significantly lowered susceptibility. Artificially induced depression of the immune response enabled the parasite to be cultured in several strains of laboratory mice, and suggested that the thymus played a major role in rejection of the parasite. 

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