Mosquito Transmission of a Reticulum Cell Sarcoma of Hamsters

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Science  28 May 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3674, pp. 1239-1240
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3674.1239


A transplantable reticulum cell sarcoma with leukemic manifestations can be transmitted from one hamster to another by means of a mosquito, Aëdes aegypti (L.). The transmission seems to be by a transfer of tumor cells, and not by passage of some other oncogenic agent.

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