Seasonality, cohort-dependence and the development of immunity in a natural host-nematode system.

@article{Cornell2008SeasonalityCA,
  title={Seasonality, cohort-dependence and the development of immunity in a natural host-nematode system.},
  author={Stephen J. Cornell and Ottar N. Bjornstad and Isabella M. Cattadori and Brian Boag and Peter J. Hudson},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={275 1634},
  pages={511-8}
}
Acquired immunity is known to be a key modulator of the dynamics of many helminth parasites in domestic and human host populations, but its relative importance in natural populations is more controversial. A detailed long-term dataset on the gastrointestinal nematode Trichostrongylus retortaeformis in a wild population of European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) shows clear evidence of seasonal acquired immunity in the age-structured infection profiles. By fitting a hierarchy of demographic… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 22 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 35 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…