1921
Volume 32, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

A study was performed to determine the extent of attrition of in naive mice (innate resistance) during the 1st week of infection. Each mouse was exposed to exactly 50 cercariae radiolabeled with [Se] selenomethionine. On 1, 4, and 7 days postexposure, skin, lungs and liver were analyzed by compressed organ autoradiography for the presence of labeled larvae. Using this technique it was determined that no more than one-third of the 59% attribution that occurred between the cercarial and adult worm stages could be attributed to losses during the skin phase; most of the attrition in naive mice occurred after the migration of larvae to the lungs.

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1983-07-01
2017-11-21
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  • Accepted : 10 Dec 1982

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