Incidence of Salmonella in free ranging iguanid lizards of Southern California. (Abstracts).
When juvenile lizards are omitted from the frequency calculations for S. occidentalis, Salmonella presence was found to differ significantly different between the sexes (P<0.05). Further, Salmonella-infected female S. occidentalis longipes were found to be significantly larger in body mass (P<0.02), than non-infected females. Males appear to be larger as well, however the differences were only significant at the 0.10 probability level. Causality for the difference in body size is explored and is proposed as a topic for future study.
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|Author:||Burkhart, Jeffery; Fauntleroy, Ron; Spencer, Kelly|
|Publication:||Bulletin (Southern California Academy of Sciences)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2002|
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