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Fig. 3 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 3

From: Transplacental transmission of tick-borne Babesia microti in its natural host Peromyscus leucopus

Fig. 3

Babesia microti log mean copy number per pg of total DNA (MCN) comparing females to each of her infected embryos. Positions 1–20 are Peromyscus leucopus pregnant females; 1–16 were samples collected in April; 17–20 were collected in July, and the last position is of the single Microtus pennsylvanicus female (Vole) collected in July. Females (black diamonds) overall exhibited significantly higher parasitemia (MCN ± standard error, 4.405 ± 0.21) than their offspring (gray X; 2.291 ± 0.10; P < 0.0001)

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