Vertical Transmission of Hepatozoon in the Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans.

Abstract

Vertical transmission of blood parasites has been demonstrated in humans and some domestic species, but it has not been well documented in wild populations. We assessed whether Hepatozoon blood parasites are vertically transmitted in naturally infected individuals of the viviparous western terrestrial garter snake ( Thamnophis elegans ). Blood smears were… (More)
DOI: 10.7589/2016-03-056

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