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Pollution and parasitism in aquatic animals: a meta-analysis of effect size.
This meta-analysis represented a first attempt to consider the size of the effect of pollution on parasites, and highlighted the potential of susceptible parasite taxa, communities, and functional groups for use in the biological assessment of pollution. Expand
Validity of the Diplostomoidea and Diplostomida (Digenea, Platyhelminthes) upheld in phylogenomic analysis.
Both ultra-conserved genomic elements and mt genomes support the monophyly of the Diplostomoidea and show congruent relationships within it, and Morphological traits of diplostomoid metacercariae appear to be more useful for differentiating clades than those of adults. Expand
The biogeography of parasitism in sticklebacks: distance, habitat differences and the similarity in parasite occurrence and abundance
It is shown that parasite communities of sticklebacks are structured by geographical distance and local salinity conditions, suggesting that parasite dispersal and population dynamics are controlled by different processes. Expand
Parasite community similarity in Athabasca River trout-perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus) varies with local-scale land use and sediment hydrocarbons, but not distance or linear gradients
Variations in the abundance of these taxa and of overall community similarity were strongly correlated with sediment hydrocarbons as well as landscape use within 5 km of study sites, indicating that parasite populations and communities in this system were likely primarily influenced by habitat level and landscape-scale filters. Expand
Growth, Nutritional Composition, and Hematology of Arctic Charr (Salvelinus Alpinus) Exposed to Toxaphene and Tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium Dendriticum) Larvae
The results suggest that toxaphene does not moderate Arctic charr resistance to D. dendriticum and there is no contaminant-parasite interaction at environmental levels. Expand
Host Abundance, Sea-Grass Cover, and Temperature Predict Infection Rates of Parasitic Isopods (Bopyridae) on Caridean Shrimp
Bopyrid infection rates were very low throughout the study area, and each isopod species was only ever recovered from a single host genus, suggesting a high degree of genus-level specificity. Expand
Natural and anthropogenic factors shape metazoan parasite community structure in mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) from two estuaries in New Brunswick, Canada.
Previously published multidisciplinary studies in the Miramichi and Bouctouche rivers (New Brunswick, Canada) noted significant changes in fish health parameters, including elevated tissue levels ofExpand
Exposure to a Mixture of Zinc and Copper Decreases Survival and Fecundity of Discocotyle sagittata (Leuckart) Parasitizing Juvenile Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar L.
Parasitized salmon had decreased plasma chloride, but this was negated in infected fish exposed to metals, suggesting that D. sagittata may be more susceptible to metal toxicity than its host fish. Expand
Scaling up from epidemiology to biogeography: local infection patterns predict geographical distribution in fish parasites
Local infection patterns are linked with large-scale distributional patterns in fish parasites, independently of host effects, such that local commonness translates into regional commonness and the predicted changes in the geographical distributions of many parasites in response to climate change. Expand
Trematode prevalence-occupancy relationships on regional and continental spatial scales in marine gastropod hosts
The results indicate that a positive relationship between local abundance and large-scale distribution also holds true for marine parasites, and they suggest a strong role of definitive host dispersal in linking local epidemiological infection patterns of parasites with their large- scale biogeographic distributions. Expand