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The demise of a phylum of protists: phylogeny of Myxozoa and other parasitic cnidaria.
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Reassessment of myxozoans as metazoans reveals terminal differentiation, typical metazoan cellular junctions, and collagen production, and it is recommended that the group as a whole be removed from all protistan classifications and placed in a more comprehensive cnidarian system.
Food webs: a plea for parasites.
On the distribution and abundance of eel parasites in Nova Scotia: influence of pH.
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Data support the hypothesis that parasite assemblages may be good indicators of environmental stress and the impact of acidity at the local level was observed regionally across the Southern Upland of Nova Scotia.
Parasite communities as indicators of ecosystem stress.
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It is shown that parasite communities of American eels in Nova Scotia respond to acid conditions in rivers, supporting the hypothesis that parasite Communities are good indicators of environmental stress and biodiversity.
Metazoan parasite communities of yellow eels (Anguilla rostrata) in acidic and limed rivers of Nova Scotia
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Differential susceptibility of the parasites or their intermediate hosts to acidification appears to be involved in structuring the community in eels inhabiting acidic and deacidified portions of a watershed in southwest Nova Scotia.
Importance of lake characteristics in structuring parasite communities of salmonids from insular Newfoundland
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Nine of 14 parasite species were salmonid specialists and generally had wider geographic distributions than the remaining generalists, with one exception (Echinorhynchus lateralis), while species using limnetic copepods as intermediate hosts were most often found in fishes inhabiting the deeper lakes.
Settling rates and density of spores of Henneguya doori (Myxosporea) in water.
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Comparison of settling rates proved more effective for determining spore density than direct chemical estimation and permits effective dispersal in open water.
The taxonomy of Gyrodactylus (Monogenea) parasitizing certain salmonid fishes of North America, with a description of Gyrodactylus nerkae n. sp
Specimens of Gyrodactylus Nordmann, 1832, both newly collected and deposited type material, from cultured and wild salmonid fishes from various localities in North America, are compared and five sp...
The mitochondrial genome of Paragyrodactylus variegatus (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea): differences in major non-coding region and gene order compared to Gyrodactylus
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It is believed that Paragyrodactylus is a relict freshwater lineage of viviparous monogenean isolated in the high plateaus of central Asia on closely related river loaches.
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