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The biology of gyrodactylid monogeneans: the "Russian-doll killers".
This article reviews the history of gyrodactylid research focussing on the unique anatomy, behaviour, ecology and evolution of the viviparous forms while identifying gaps in our knowledge andExpand
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Host specificity dynamics: observations on gyrodactylid monogeneans.
The directly transmitted viviparous gyrodactylids have high species richness but low morphological and biological diversity, and many species are recorded from only a single host. They thereforeExpand
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Population genetic analysis of microsatellite variation of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) in Trinidad and Tobago: evidence for a dynamic source-sink metapopulation structure, founder events and
Riverine fish populations are traditionally considered to be highly structured and subject to strong genetic drift. Here, we use microsatellites to analyse the population structure of the guppyExpand
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Effects of shaker-1 mutations on myosin-VIIa protein and mRNA expression.
Numerous mammalian diseases have been found to be due to mutations in components of the actin cytoskeleton. Recently, mutations in the gene for an unconventional myosin, myosin-VIIa, were found to beExpand
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Mutations at the W locus affect survival of neural crest-derived melanocytes in the mouse
The development of melanoblasts in normally pigmented and dominant spotting (W) embryos was followed by in situ hybridisation to TRP-2/DT mRNA, which labels migratory melanoblasts from 10 days postExpand
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BALANCING SELECTION, RANDOM GENETIC DRIFT, AND GENETIC VARIATION AT THE MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX IN TWO WILD POPULATIONS OF GUPPIES (POECILIA RETICULATA)
Abstract Our understanding of the evolution of genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is rapidly increasing, but there are still enigmatic questions remaining, particularly regarding theExpand
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MHC Adaptive Divergence between Closely Related and Sympatric African Cichlids
Background The haplochromine cichlid species assemblages of Lake Malawi and Victoria represent some of the most important study systems in evolutionary biology. Identifying adaptive divergenceExpand
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Gyrodactylid developmental biology: historical review, current status and future trends.
  • J. Cable, P. Harris
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International journal for parasitology
  • 1 March 2002
In the viviparous gyrodactylids, embryos develop one inside another within the parental uterus, a phenomenon with major implications for the biology of this species-rich group. Development occurs viaExpand
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Phylogenetic analysis of Gyrodactylus spp. (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) using ribosomal DNA sequences
Species of the viviparous monogenean genus Gyrodactylus are difficult to identify morphologically and relationships within the genus are unclear. Partial or complete sequences were obtained for theExpand
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Selection by parasites in spate conditions in wild Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
Gyrodactylids are ubiquitous fish parasites and yet, with the notable exception of Gyrodactylus salaris, few studies have reported the effect of these parasites on host survival in naturalExpand
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