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Author Godfrey, Stephanie S. ♦ Bull, C. Michael ♦ Gardner, Michael G.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Immunology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Medical Microbiology
Abstract We used blood samples from 175 individuals of the Australian lizard Egernia stokesii to determine infection status of three apicomplexan blood parasites from the genera Hemolivia, Schellackia, and Plasmodium and to determine genotypes at 12 microsatellite DNA loci. We found one significant association between genotype and infection status. For locus Est4, individuals carrying allele 159 had lower prevalence of infection with Hemolivia (14.3% of 28 lizards) than individuals that did not carry the allele (58.4% of 89 lizards). We interpret this as a linkage to a functional gene associated with parasite resistance. We found no evidence among seven lizard populations that the frequency of allele 159 was related to the population prevalence of Hemolivia infection and discuss several explanations of that pattern.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-07-07
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 100
Issue Number 1
Page Count 3
Starting Page 107
Ending Page 109

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