A comparative study of the susceptibility of inbred strains of mice to infection with Mesocestoides corti
White, T.R., Thompson, R.C.A. and Penhale, W.J. (1982) A comparative study of the susceptibility of inbred strains of mice to infection with Mesocestoides corti. International Journal for Parasitology, 12 (1). pp. 29-33.
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The susceptibility of 6 strains of inbred mice to infection with Mesocestoides corti was studied following both intraperitoneal and oral inoculation of tetrathyridia. The greatest degree of resistance was seen in C57BL/6 mice and this resistance was independent of route of inoculation. The proliferation of the parasite in C57BL/6 mice was compared with a more susceptible strain (CBA/H) on 7, 14, 21, 35 and 60 days post-infection. Although both strains harboured significantly different parasite burdens during the initial period following infection, these differences were no longer apparent by day 60.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary Studies|
|Copyright:||© 1982 Published by Elsevier Ltd.|
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