Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The tree rat, , is highly susceptible to . Ninety percent of all laboratory-bred or wild inoculated with one million parasitized cells succumbed to their progressive plasmodial infection within 11 to 15 days. Innate immunity to small inocula of is encountered among individual . This natural immunity is quantitative in its nature and an increase in the strength of the inoculum overcomes it.

The reaction of the golden hamster towards greatly resembles that of in the course of the plasmodial infection, in the individual innate quantitative immunity encountered and in the physiological ripening of the gametocytes.


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