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NR-50068   Mongolian Gerbils Subcutaneously Infected with Acanthocheilonema viteae
(Parasitic Worms)
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Designations: Mongolian Gerbils Subcutaneously Infected with Acanthocheilonema viteae
Organism: Acanthocheilonema viteae
Biosafety Level: 1
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: Room temperature
Contributor: M Michalski
Quantity limit per order for this item is 10 gerbils. Please indicate the number of gerbils desired in the quantity section of the order form (quantity 1 = 1 gerbil).
This item can be ordered once a year.  Orders over this limit will be sent to FR3 for approval before shipment.  The availability of this item depends on the current resources.  Please contact FR3 at to inquire about product availability and the expected time needed to fill orders.

Acanthocheilonema viteae (A. viteae), strain FR3 was obtained from TRS Laboratories in Athens, Georgia, USA.

A. viteae does not contain the Wolbachia endosymbiont like most filarial nematodes that cause human disease. A. viteae is often used as the negative control for experiments investigating the bacterium.

NR-50068 consists of up to 10 Mongolian gerbils obtained from Taconic or Charles River Laboratories and exposed to the FR3 strain of A. viteae.

Note: Specific questions regarding handling of A. viteae can be sent to Dr. Shelly Michalski at

Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was provided by the NIH/NIAID Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center for distribution through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Mongolian Gerbils Subcutaneously Infected with Acanthocheilonema viteae, NR-50068."
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