Changes in Size and Cell Populations in Lymphoid Organs during Plasmodium Chabaudi Infection in Resistant and Susceptible Mice

  • Darlene Rae
  • Mary M. Stevenson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 239)


The level of host resistance to Plasmodium chabaudi is genetically determined by a major, dominant, autosomal, non H-2 linked gene which has been designated Pchr (for resistance to P. chabaudi) The genetic control was defined by our laboratory by analysis of hybrid and backcross progeny derived from the strain combination of resistant C57BL/6J (B) and susceptible A/J (A) mice and was confirmed by analysis of the AXB/BXA series of recombinant inbred (RI) strains (1,2). The RI strain analysis showed, furthermore, that resistance and, consequently, survival are genetically linked with marked splenomegaly while susceptibility and death are linked with minimal splenomegaly.


Post Infection Recombinant Inbred Spleen Weight Susceptible Mouse Thymic Atrophy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Darlene Rae
    • 1
  • Mary M. Stevenson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyMcGill University and The Montreal General Hospital Research InstituteMontrealCanada

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