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Little evidence of toxoplasmosis in a declining species, the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus)

Oakwood, M; Pritchard, D


Tissues from 28 road-killed northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus) were collected from Kakadu National Park in northern Australia between 1993 and 1995. These tissues, including brain, liver, lungs, cardiac muscle and skeletal muscle, were examined for histological evidence of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. No T. gondii cysts were found. Sufficient serum was available from 22 of these quolls to test for antibodies to the parasite, using the latex agglutination test. Of these, 20...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Wildlife Research


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