Iveta Hudcová

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Introduced host species are often characterised by reduced parasite numbers compared to their native populations. Any such advantage gained from parasite release following introduction into a new area may often diminish over a short period as the new host gradually acquires local parasites. In this study, the metazoan parasite communities of four goby(More)
Introduced species can modify local host-parasite dynamics by amplifying parasite infection which can ‘spill-back’ to the native fauna, whether they are competent hosts for local parasites, or by acting as parasite sinks with ‘dilution’ of infection decreasing the parasite burden of native hosts. Recently infection by the trematode Bucephalus polymorphus(More)
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