Spontaneous lytic activity against heterologous erythrocytes in cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) serum.


Although innate immunity has been well studied in laboratory animal models, no such documentation exists for wild species possessing a diversity of physiological adaptations to their environment. We examined the blood sera of 188 hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) for naturally occurring hemolytic activity against heterologous erythrocytes. Ninety-two… (More)


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