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Implications of climate change for parasitism of animals in the aquatic environment
Climate change can occur over evolutionary and ecological time scales as a result of natural and anthropogenic causes. Considerable attention has been focused in recent years on the biological cons...
Parasites in food webs: the ultimate missing links
Parasitism is the most common consumer strategy among organisms, yet only recently has there been a call for the inclusion of infectious disease agents in food webs. The value of this effort hinges
Parasites of the superorganism: are they indicators of ecosystem health?
  • D. Marcogliese
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    International journal for parasitology
  • 1 June 2005
Food webs and the transmission of parasites to marine fish
TLDR
Distribution patterns of invertebrates and fish in the marine environment are summarized and patterns of transmission in marine systems are interpreted in the context of food web structure, allowing predictions about the distribution and abundance of parasites.
DNA barcodes show cryptic diversity and a potential physiological basis for host specificity among Diplostomoidea (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) parasitizing freshwater fishes in the St. Lawrence River,
TLDR
Three lines of evidence indicate that physiological incompatibility between host and parasite is a more important determinant of host specificity than ecological separation of hosts and parasites in this important group of freshwater fish pathogens.
Development of primers for the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I gene in digenetic trematodes (Platyhelminthes) illustrates the challenge of barcoding parasitic helminths
The phylum Platyhelminthes is a diverse group of flatworms that includes parasites with serious impacts on human health, animal husbandry, aquaculture and wildlife management. Here we present
Parasites: Small Players with Crucial Roles in the Ecological Theater
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Examples from diverse freshwater and marine systems are used to demonstrate that parasites should be incorporated into research and monitoring programs to maximize information gathered in ecosystem-based studies and resource management.
Molecular systematics of some North American species of Diplostomum (Digenea) based on rDNA- sequence data and comparisons with European congeners
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Phylogenetic analysis of partial ITS1 sequences revealed that the North American and European species of Diplostomum formed sep- arate groups, with the former being basal to the latter and the results indicated that D. huronense and D. indistinctum from North America are distinct from Diplastomum spathaceum and other similar species from Europe.
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