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1 November 2004 Susceptibility of Mice (Mus musculus) to Repeated Infestation with Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks
Amanda D. Loftis, Danielle E. Ross, Michael L. Levin
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Laboratory mice, Mus musculus (L.), BALB/c strain, were assessed for their ability to develop resistance to repeated infestation by Amblyomma americanum (L.) ticks. Mice were infested five consecutive times with A. americanum nymphs. No decrease in tick viability was seen after five infestations, suggesting that BALB/c mice do not develop immune-mediated resistance to A. americanum. In contrast, tick viability was significantly reduced in the second infestation of a New Zealand White rabbit, a laboratory animal known to develop resistance to A. americanum.

Amanda D. Loftis, Danielle E. Ross, and Michael L. Levin "Susceptibility of Mice (Mus musculus) to Repeated Infestation with Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks," Journal of Medical Entomology 41(6), 1171-1174, (1 November 2004). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-41.6.1171
Received: 11 February 2004; Accepted: 1 May 2004; Published: 1 November 2004
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