Does intensive forest management affect innate immunity of wild deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus)? Public Deposited

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  • To examine the influence of forest management on wildlife immunity, the innate immune system of wild deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) inhabiting forest plots of different management intensities in the Oregon coast range was measured by bactericidal assay. Bactericidal activity was compared across three management levels, including 40-50 year old forest stands without recent intervention, areas clear-cut within the past 12 months but not managed further, and finally, plots clear-cut within the past 12 months that were also intensively treated with herbicides. Our results show a trend whereby bactericidal activity increases with management intensity, indicating that innate immunity in animals inhabiting more disturbed environments is better or upregulated. Although unexpected, this pattern may result from stress associated with poor habitat quality and could ultimately could change the dynamics of pathogens harbored in these communities.
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