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We describe the development based on 454 pyrosequencing technology of thirteen microsatellite markers for two closely related species of lamprey: Lampetra fluviatilis and L. planeri. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 5 in L. fluviatilis and from 2 to 6 in L. planeri. Gene diversity ranged from 0.062 to 0.718 in L. fluviatilis and from 0.322(More)
The sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus, which is among the most phylogenetically ancient vertebrates, is a hematophagous ectoparasite that feeds on vertebrates and is considered vulnerable in Europe but is a pest in the North American Great Lakes. We conducted a literature review of helminth parasites of P. marinus and investigated postmetamorphic lampreys(More)
In a warming climate, higher temperatures are likely to modulate positively or negatively the effect of other environmental factors on biota, although such interactions are poorly documented. Here, we explore under controlled conditions the combined effects of two common stressors in freshwater ecosystems, higher temperature and sediment load, on the(More)
Fish species diversity can be lost through interacting stressors including habitat loss, stocking and overfishing. Although a multitude of stressors have played a role in the global decline of coregonid (Coregonus spp.) diversity, a number of contemporary studies have identified habitat loss stemming from eutrophication as the primary cause. Unfortunately,(More)
In order to appreciate the consequence of tractor driving on the incidence of low back pain 72 tractorists (mean age: 35,1 +/- 6,3; mean first year driving (18,6 +/- 4,8), mean duration of driving (15,2 +/- 4,7) were compared to 62 non tractor driving farm workers (mean age: 36,5 +/- 6,5). Subjects were studied during a systematic yearly examination at the(More)
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