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The demise of a phylum of protists: phylogeny of Myxozoa and other parasitic cnidaria.
- M. Siddall, D. S. Martin, D. Bridge, S. Desser, D. Cone
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of parasitology
- 1 December 1995
The notion that members of the phylum Myxozoa Grassé, 1970 do not properly belong in classifications of protists has frequently been suggested because the infective spores of these parasites are not… Expand
Food webs: a plea for parasites.
Parasites have the capacity to regulate host populations and may be important determinants of community structure, yet they are usually neglected in studies of food webs. Parasites can provide much… Expand
Metazoan parasite communities of yellow eels (Anguilla rostrata) in acidic and limed rivers of Nova Scotia
Metazoan parasite communities of 269 yellow eels (Anguilla rostrata) inhabiting acidic (pH 4.5–5.0) and deacidified (limed to a pH of 6.0–7.0) portions of a watershed in southwest Nova Scotia were… Expand
Importance of lake characteristics in structuring parasite communities of salmonids from insular Newfoundland
Metazoan parasites of Salmo salar and Salvelinus fontinalis were studied at eight sites in insular Newfoundland. The locations included water bodies of various sizes ( 100 ha) and depths ( 5 m). Nine… Expand
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
BackgroundParagyrodactylus Gvosdev and Martechov, 1953, a viviparous genus of ectoparasite within the Gyrodactylidae, contains three nominal species all of which infect Asian river loaches. The group… Expand
Settling rates and density of spores of Henneguya doori (Myxosporea) in water.
Using Henneguya doori from Perca flavescens (yellow perch), the current study provides a method for examining settling rates, attitudes, and densities of myxosporean spores. Fresh and fixed spores… Expand
On the distribution and abundance of eel parasites in Nova Scotia: influence of pH.
The geographic distribution of metazoan parasites of American eels (Anguilla rostrata) was determined from 28 sites in the Southern Upland and adjacent regions of Nova Scotia. Twelve parasite species… Expand
Parasite communities as indicators of ecosystem stress.
Many parasites have complex life cycles and for transmission depend on the presence of a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate intermediate hosts, including members of the benthos and zooplankton.… Expand