Vertical transmission of a nematode from female lizards to the brains of their offspring

Nathalie Feiner, Sueli De Souza-Lima, Fátima Jorge, Soraya Naem, Fabien Aubret, Tobias Uller & Steven Nadler
Parasites have evolved a diversity of life styles that exploit the biology of their hosts. Some nematodes that parasitize mammals pass via the placenta or milk from one host to another. Similar cases of vertical transmission have never been reported in avian and non-avian reptiles, suggesting that egg laying may constrain themeans of parasite transmission. However, here we report the first incidence of transovarial transmission of a previously undescribed nematode in an egg-laying amniote, the...
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