1997. 5 (1-2)


About authors:

V.M. Podboronov, Gamaleya Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology of RAMS, Gamaleya st., 18, Moscow 123098 Russia
A.M. Podboronov, Pensa Pedagogical  University, Pensa 440000 Russia


A concept of availability in ticks a complex of protective mechanisms enabling their existence in nature as biological systems, was put forward and grounded. In this connection there were studied both specific and nonspecific antibacterial factors in tick organism. The role of tick lysozyme and other protective factors in the system «microorga-nism-tick» was demonstrated.


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