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Keywords: fleas
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (15): 2368–2376.
Published: 1 August 2016
... size on the duration of development and new imago size in three flea species ( Xenopsylla ramesis , Synosternus cleopatrae , Parapulex chephrenis ) with varying host and habitat specificity. In general, the number and size of eggs as well as total egg volume appeared to be independent of maternal body...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (17): 3078–3084.
Published: 1 September 2014
... and assessed their immunocompetence and resistance against fleas Parapulex chephrenis when they attained adulthood. Immunocompetence was assessed using leukocyte concentration (LC) and a phytohaemagglutinin injection assay (PHA test). To estimate resistance against fleas, we measured performance of fleas via...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (23): 3968–3971.
Published: 1 December 2011
...Michael Kam; Irina S. Khokhlova; Boris R. Krasnov; A. Allan Degen SUMMARY Fleas can increase the metabolic rate of their hosts. It has been suggested that a constitutive response, in which the host constantly maintains a relatively high level of energy metabolism to combat the parasite...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (19): 3299–3304.
Published: 1 October 2010
...Irina S. Khokhlova; Vahan Serobyan; A. Allan Degen; Boris R. Krasnov SUMMARY The quality of offspring produced by parent fleas ( Xenopsylla ramesis ) fed on either male or female rodent hosts ( Meriones crassus ) was studied. The emergence success, duration of development, resistance to starvation...
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