Pocket gophers and chewing lice: a test of the maternal transmission hypothesis.

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The life-history traits of pocket gophers and their chewing lice suggest that there is little opportunity for transmission of parasites among pocket gophers, with the exception of transmission from mother to offspring. Herein, we test the hypothesis that lice are transmitted maternally by using an indirect approach that compares the distribution of louse… (More)

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@article{Demastes1998PocketGA, title={Pocket gophers and chewing lice: a test of the maternal transmission hypothesis.}, author={James W Demastes and Mark S. Hafner and David Hafner and Theresa A. Spradling}, journal={Molecular ecology}, year={1998}, volume={7 8}, pages={1065-9} }