An examination of endoparasites and fecal testosterone levels in flying squirrels (Glaucomys spp.) using high performance liquid chromatography-ultra-violet (HPLC-UV)

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Sarah N. Waksmonski; Justin M. Huffman; Carolyn G. Mahan; Michael A. Steele;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife,volume 6,issue 2,pages135-137 (issn: 2213-2244, eissn: 2213-2244)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2017.05.003, pmc: PMC5466553
  • Subject: Testosterone | Flying squirrels | Fecal extraction | Parasites | QL1-991 | Immuno-competence hypothesis | Strongyloides robustus | Article | High-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet spectroscopy | Zoology

The immuno-competence hypothesis proposes that higher levels of testosterone increases the susceptibility to parasitism. Here we examined the testosterone levels in two species of flying squirrels (Glaucomys): one known to regularly host a nematode species (Strongyloide... View more
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