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Local variation in endoparasite intensities of bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus )from ecologically similar sites: morphometric and endocrine correlates (2002)
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Barnard, C., Behnke, J., Bajer, A., Bray, D., Race, T., Frake, K., …Sinski, E. (2002). Local variation in endoparasite intensities of bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus )from ecologically similar sites: morphometric and endocrine correlates. Journal of Helminthology, 76(2), doi:10.1079/JOH2001109

Much interest has centred recently on the role of adaptive trade-offs between the immune system and other components of life history in determining resistance and parasite intensities among hosts. Steroid hormones, particularly glucocorticoids and se... Read More about Local variation in endoparasite intensities of bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus )from ecologically similar sites: morphometric and endocrine correlates.

A molecular phylogeny of nuclear and mitochondrial sequences in Hymenolepis nana (Cestoda) supports the existence of a cryptic species (2002)
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MacNish, M., Morgan-Ryan, U., Monis, P., Behnke, J., & Thompson, R. (2002). A molecular phylogeny of nuclear and mitochondrial sequences in Hymenolepis nana (Cestoda) supports the existence of a cryptic species. Parasitology, 125(6), doi:10.1017/S0031182002002366

Since isolates of Hymenolepis nana infecting humans and rodents are morphologically indistinguishable, the only way they can be reliably identified is by comparing the parasite in each host using molecular tools. In the current study, isolates of H.... Read More about A molecular phylogeny of nuclear and mitochondrial sequences in Hymenolepis nana (Cestoda) supports the existence of a cryptic species.

Failure to infect laboratory rodent hosts with human isolates of Rodentolepis(= Hymenolepis) nana (2002)
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MacNish, M., Morgan, U., Behnke, J. M., & Thompson, R. (2002). Failure to infect laboratory rodent hosts with human isolates of Rodentolepis(= Hymenolepis) nana. Journal of Helminthology, 76(1), doi:10.1079/JOH200198

Confusion exists over the species status and host-specificity of the tapeworm Rodentolepis (= Hymenolepis) nana. It has been described as one species, R. nana, found in both humans and rodents. Others have identified a subspecies; R. nana var. frater... Read More about Failure to infect laboratory rodent hosts with human isolates of Rodentolepis(= Hymenolepis) nana.

Prevalence and abundance of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia spp. in wild rural rodents from the Mazury Lake District region of Poland (2002)
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Bajer, A., Bednarska, M., Pawelczyk, A., Behnke, J. M., Gilbert, F. S., & Sinski, E. (2002). Prevalence and abundance of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia spp. in wild rural rodents from the Mazury Lake District region of Poland. Parasitology, 125(1), doi:10.1017/S0031182002001865

Prevalence and abundance of Cryptosporodium parvum and Giardia spp. were studied in 3 species of rodents from forests and abandoned agricultural fields in N.E. Poland (Clethrionomys glareolus n=459; Microtus arvalis n=274; Apodemus flavicollis n=209)... Read More about Prevalence and abundance of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia spp. in wild rural rodents from the Mazury Lake District region of Poland.