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Habitat-specific adaptation of immune responses of stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) lake and river ecotypes
- J. P. Scharsack, M. Kalbe, Chris Harrod, G. Rauch
- Medicine, Biology
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 June 2007
Freshwater populations of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in northern Germany are found as distinct lake and river ecotypes. Adaptation to habitat-specific parasites might… Expand
Effects of a simulated heat wave on photophysiology and gene expression of high- and low-latitude populations of Zostera marina
Climate models predict increases in frequency of summer heat waves. In Europe, such events have already caused declines in seagrass meadows, highlighting the importance of short-term responses of… Expand
How a complex life cycle can improve a parasite's sex life
How complex life cycles of parasites are maintained is still a fascinating and unresolved topic. Complex life cycles using three host species, free‐living stages, asexual and sexual reproduction are… Expand
Population-specificity of heat stress gene induction in northern and southern eelgrass Zostera marina populations under simulated global warming.
Summer heat waves have already resulted in mortality of coastal communities, including ecologically important seagrass meadows. Gene expression studies from controlled experiments can provide… Expand
Relative importance of MHC and genetic background for parasite load in a field experiment
Question: How do major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes influence parasite load in a natural experiment? Methods: We crossed three-spined sticklebacks from a river habitat with genetically… Expand
Genetic variation in MHC class II expression and interactions with MHC sequence polymorphism in three-spined sticklebacks.
- K. Wegner, M. Kalbe, G. Rauch, J. Kurtz, H. Schaschl, T. Reusch
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular ecology
- 14 March 2006
Genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) have been studied for several decades because of their pronounced allelic polymorphism. Structural allelic polymorphism is, however, not the only… Expand
One day is enough: rapid and specific host–parasite interactions in a stickleback-trematode system
Red Queen models of host–parasite coevolution are based on genotype by genotype host–parasite interactions. Such interactions require a genotype specific host defence and, simultaneously, a genotype… Expand
Partitioning average competition and extreme‐genotype effects in genetically diverse infections
Competition between parasite genotypes in genetically diverse infections is widespread. However, experimental evidence on how genetic diversity influences total parasite load is variable. Here we use… Expand
A quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the seagrass pathogen Labyrinthula zosterae.
- Nina Bergmann, Birgit Fricke, +8 authors G. Rauch
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular ecology resources
- 1 November 2011
The protist Labyrinthula zosterae (Phylum Bigyra, sensu Tsui et al. 2009) has been identified as a causative agent of wasting disease in eelgrass (Zostera marina), of which the most intense outbreak… Expand
Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the trematode Diplostomum pseudospathaceum
We present primers for five polymorphic microsatellite loci in the eye fluke Diplostomum pseudospathaceum (Trematoda), a widely distributed parasite with a complex life cycle used as a model for… Expand