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endoparasites for lab study

Kristin M. Kramer pete0966 at MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Mon Nov 23 15:42:50 EST 1998

I am interested in studying the effects of endoparasites on behavior of 
small mammals (in particular - red-backed voles, Clethrionomys gapperi) and 
I have identified several parasites that would suit the goals of my study 
but I have little experience with parasites and so I don't have any idea 
how difficult these are to work with in the lab.  Possibilities include 
Toxoplasma, Eimeria, Babesia or several worms - Trichinella spiralis, 
Heligmosomoides polygyrus, or Trichuris muris.  I would appreciate any 
opinions and advice on which of these is easiest to obtain and work with.  

Thank you for your time.

Kristin Kramer
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN  55108
(612) 624-6770  
pete0966 at tc.umn.edu

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